The Library at Night [Alberto Manguel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Inspired by the process of creating a library for his fifteenth- century. Inspired by the process of creating a library for his fifteenth-century home near the Loire, in France, Alberto Manguel, the acclaimed writer on books and readi. If many bibliophiles will share Alberto Manguel’s assertion that the acquisition and ordering of his library has “kept me sane”, they will also.
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View all 25 comments. View all comments. In the second chapter of Sylvie and BrunoLewis Carroll dreamt up the following solution: I have a poster of the thinker bought at the Musee Rodin in Paris. But the LC is notoriously bad in theology.
But the possibility of continuing it is always there. The library in which I have at long last collected my books began life as a barn sometime in the fifteen century, perched on a small hill south of the Loire. If you have a library, a private library, than you know the contrasting feeling of joy of rearranging libdary books but also the terror albrto doing it. If you have two books, this is not the book for you.
Just to show how inclusive, this piece just showed up in the Guardian. I cannot go into detail about all the excellent stories, books and individuals contained herein but this is certainly one of those books to be reread and many times too.
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High-tech aesthetics are clearly not my cup of tea. InDiderot’s enlightened Encyclopaedia, described by Manguel as ‘an archival and interactive library’, was accused of blasphemy because in its tabulation of all human knowledge apberto pointedly found no room for religion.
Mar 01, BlackOxford rated it it was amazing Shelves: Whatever else it is, a library is about the relationships among books and between an entire assemblage of books and some specific group of readers.
Carlyle once characterised the old reading room at the British Museum as a psychiatric ward where ‘people in a state of imbecility’ twitched and muttered as they thumbed af tomes.
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A book, having been forgotten, can be rediscovered. If you are worried about being crushed to death by library, alnerto this. Aquelas poucas estantes eram, apesar de tudo, o orgulho de Borges. Manguel talks of the two great information-gathering projects of Mankind: Return to Book Page. This book is like that. Start your free trial.
Hardcoverpages. Imagine having his own library designed for him and in the Loire, one of the most beautiful parts of France. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. The zlberto evolves as my brain continues to seek out new avenues for exploration. Unfortunately, it also burned down part of the city – the area where the great Library stood. My reading must not be confined by schedules. Within his global, multilingual book collection, he can effortlessly travel in both time and space.
A weak smile is the response. If you have two books, this is not the book for y The greatest thing about any online site or program that allows a reader to create virtual shelves for books is that it allows the reader to create virtual shelves for books.
The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel.
The Library at Night
Apr 06, Greg rated it it was amazing Shelves: Some of them will come from this book so just for that I award him an additional star. After a few pages of this, he moves on to discussing a history of libraries, both public and private.
You might even evolve as a reader. I will never read all the ghe in my library because I will always continue to buy books for my library. This reader imagines mangjel Library where the books are left to cluster by chance and then picked up cluster-by-cluster and put back with their intellectual soul-mates. For him paradise “existed in the shape of a library” where one could constantly encounter the unexpected, the disconcerting, and, with a bit of luck, oneself.
And he’s made a career out of writing books about books for people who love books.
The Library at Night – Alberto Manguel
Books are not equal, even if they’re free, even if they’re economically valuable. My mind decides what I need to feed it next and it can change within a matter of moments. We were all sitting on the plane and in the distance several limousines could be seen heading towards the plane. Woodcut by Gwen Raverat. I learn fascinating tidbits along the way, and can almost feel as if I’m a literary student again and he, my teacher.
Lists with This Book. This reader imagines a Library where the censorship is total and the reader is a dictator, a benevolent one. The monstrous volume of interesting tidbits and historical facts is staggering and interesting, and staggering, and infuriating only because I wish I could remember all of them! Before reading this book though I had to systematically go through all the images.