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A History of Reading

A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel 0140166548 9780140166545
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At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book -that string of confused, alien ciphers -shivered into meaning. Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader. 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 never-before-told story of the readers progress from clay tablet to scroll, codex to CD-ROM.

Author: Alberto Manguel

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 384

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 1997-10-01

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