A history of reading /

Noted essayist Alberto Manguel moves from this essential moment to explore the 6000-year-old conversation between words and that magician without whom the book would be a lifeless object: the reader. Manguel lingers over reading as seduction, as rebellion, as obsession, and goes on to trace the neve...

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Main Author: Manguel, Alberto
Format: Printed Book
Language:English
Published: London : Flamingo [HarperCollins], 1996.
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