The Resource A history of reading, by Alberto Manguel

A history of reading, by Alberto Manguel

Label
A history of reading
Title
A history of reading
Statement of responsibility
by Alberto Manguel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 reader's progress from clay tablet to scroll, codex to CD-ROM
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Manguel, Alberto
Dewey number
028.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Z1003
LC item number
.M292 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Books and reading
Label
A history of reading, by Alberto Manguel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1996; this edition has a new introduction
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Last Page -- Reading Shadows -- The Silent Readers -- The Book of Memory -- Learning to Read -- The Missing First Page -- Picture Reading -- Being Read To -- The Shape of the Book -- Private Reading -- Metaphors of Reading -- Beginnings -- Ordainers of the Universe -- Reading the Future -- The Symbolic Reader -- Reading within Walls -- Stealing Books -- The Author as Reader -- The Translator as Reader -- Forbidden Reading -- The Book Fool -- Endpaper Pages
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 372 pages, 1 folded plate 4 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780143126713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn870919254
Label
A history of reading, by Alberto Manguel
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1996; this edition has a new introduction
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Last Page -- Reading Shadows -- The Silent Readers -- The Book of Memory -- Learning to Read -- The Missing First Page -- Picture Reading -- Being Read To -- The Shape of the Book -- Private Reading -- Metaphors of Reading -- Beginnings -- Ordainers of the Universe -- Reading the Future -- The Symbolic Reader -- Reading within Walls -- Stealing Books -- The Author as Reader -- The Translator as Reader -- Forbidden Reading -- The Book Fool -- Endpaper Pages
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 372 pages, 1 folded plate 4 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780143126713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn870919254

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