(PDF KINDLE) A History of Reading AUTHOR Alberto Manguel

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Free read ´ A History of Reading 100 Der Manguel brilliantly covers reading as seduction as rebellion and as obsession and goes on to trace the uirky and fascinating history of the reader’s progress from clay tablet to scroll codex to CD R. please give me 10 stars so I can fairly rate this marvelous fantastic and exceptionally extraordinary book

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Free read ´ A History of Reading 100 At one magical instant in your early childhood the page of a book that string of confused alien ciphers shivered into meaning and at that moment whole universes opened You became irrevocably a reader Noted. For some reason I found this work uite disappointing perhaps because the title promises than the book delivers The book comes across as an academic showing off of the author s extensive reading habits It uickly becomes a series of articles that discuss various aspects of writing printing book publishing what it means to read or to be read to book burnings book collecting etcAll of these are interesting subjects in themselves and often the sections include fascinating historical matters and yes academically speaking they can all be associated with reading in one way or another But perhaps a better title would have been A History of Books But even that is misleading in the final section called Endpaper Pages the author begins to write about wanting to read a book called The History of Reading note the definite article difference to the indefinite article used for this book itself which he describes but which hasn t been written yet Shades of Jorge Luis BorgesSo what is this book about Books writing publishing reading contributions to knowledge real as opposed to imagined books etc in a sense it is all of these and in another sense none of them It strikes me as an academic conceit amusing to a certain degree academically detached in another I suspect the author must have enjoyed researching and writing this work but for the ordinary reader it seems to me to be unnecessarily complex and obfuscatory on the subject of reading lots of smoke little heat and not much illuminationAt best this book has curiosity value and may appeal on that level

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Free read ´ A History of Reading 100 Essayist and editor Alberto Manguel moves from this essential moment to explore the six thousand year old conversation between words and that hero without whom the book would be a lifeless object the rea. I bought this fantastic book late one afternoon after I went to meet my supervisor at GSEU and walked past a book cafe near the Lodge I was staying I decided to buy it since its content was interesting and the price was reasonable that is AUD 2495 I thus kept reading on and on with delight fine photos to see etc till the end while it s raining outside one day in Australia If I recall correctly


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    Alberto Manguel ✓ 0 review characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Alberto Manguel (PDF KINDLE) A History of Reading AUTHOR Alberto Manguel Though this is not a comprehensive history of reading being only 319 pages of text excluding notes and index it certainly feels like it is Dense with information weighty with erudition wordy with words it covers the history of readin

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    (PDF KINDLE) A History of Reading AUTHOR Alberto Manguel For some reason I found this work uite disappointing — perhaps because the title promises than the book delivers? The book comes across as an academic 'showing off' of the author's extensive reading habits It uickly becomes a series of articles that discuss various aspects of writing printing book publishing what it means to 'read' or to 'be read to' book burnings book collecting etcAll of these are intere

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    Summary A History of Reading (PDF KINDLE) A History of Reading AUTHOR Alberto Manguel characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Alberto Manguel A History of Reading is a rich and wonderful book a treasury of knowledge stories and illustrations that takes us on an unforgettable journey Infinitely engaging and amusing a sweeping exploration of what it means

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    (PDF KINDLE) A History of Reading AUTHOR Alberto Manguel characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Alberto Manguel Alberto Manguel ✓ 0 review 2 stars it was okay A shame as this was only okay and I thought it should have been great There was a wealth of information about the history of

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    Alberto Manguel ✓ 0 review (PDF KINDLE) A History of Reading AUTHOR Alberto Manguel I bought this fantastic book late one afternoon after I went to meet my supervisor at GSEU and walked past a book cafe near the Lodge I was staying I decided to buy it since its content was interesting and the price was reasonable that is AUD 2495 I thus kept reading on and on with delight fine photos to see etc till the end while it's raining outside one day in Australia If I recall correctly

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    (PDF KINDLE) A History of Reading AUTHOR Alberto Manguel The problem with all books about reading is that they tend to get somewhat self regarding too self conscious As for this one I stopped reading this about halfway through about a year ago Sometimes Manguel's Joy of Reading passages got too purple for me despite the interesting facts here and there There's interesting stuff beneath the goosh however and when the book reemerged from my bedside pile I found the second half uite enjoyable Stil

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    Summary A History of Reading (PDF KINDLE) A History of Reading AUTHOR Alberto Manguel characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Alberto Manguel Reading is and has been for a long time a vital part of my life As Manguel points out it is a skill that once learned can't be unlearned And even dangerously it rapidly becomes automatic When you can read you just do it Your brain translates those symbols the letters into meanings in an unavoidable process That is you can't stop yourself from reading if you know the language of course any you can't stop yours

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    (PDF KINDLE) A History of Reading AUTHOR Alberto Manguel please give me 10 stars so I can fairly rate this marvelous fantastic and exceptionally extraordinary book ❤

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    Summary A History of Reading (PDF KINDLE) A History of Reading AUTHOR Alberto Manguel Even though I am in the midst of reading of this book every page is a passage to scintillating information It clears the misconception of reading being restricted to literacybooks and moves on to this unbelievable plethora of deciphering metho

  10. says: (PDF KINDLE) A History of Reading AUTHOR Alberto Manguel

    (PDF KINDLE) A History of Reading AUTHOR Alberto Manguel I flew through this bookI found it uite accessible considering I went into it knowing very little about the history of reading and books Each chapter is divided up nicely and I enjoyed the author's thoughtfulness by including a chapter about the invention of glasses and how they impacted reading and society's perceptions of readersI think this is a great book to dip in and out of because it can be uite overwhelming in

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  • Paperback
  • 384
  • A History of Reading
  • Alberto Manguel
  • en
  • 20 February 2020
  • 9780143126713