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Title:Dictionnaire des lieux imaginaires
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Publisher:Le Livre de Poche
ISBN:2253153338
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Number of Pages:663
Category:Reference, Non fiction, Mythology

Dictionnaire des lieux imaginaires by Alberto Manguel, Gianni Guadalupi, Patrick Reumaux, Michel-Claude Touchard

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Inspired by creating a library for his fifteenth century home near the Loire in France the author tours from his childhood bookshelves to the Internet from Ancient Egypt and Greece to the Arab world from China and Rome to Google He ponders the doomed library of Alexandria and personal libraries of Charles Dickens Jorge Luis Borges and others br br He recounts stories of people who have struggled against tyranny to preserve freedom of thought the Polish librarian who smuggled books to safety as the Nazis began their destruction of Jewish libraries the Afghani bookseller who kept his store open through decades of unrest Oral memory libraries kept alive by prisoners libraries of banned books the imaginary library of Count Dracula a library of books never written, At one magical instant in your early childhood the page of a book b b that string of confused alien ciphers b b 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 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, While traveling in Calgary Alberto Manguel was struck by how the novel he was reading Goethe s Elective Affinities seemed to reflect the social chaos of the world in which he was living An article in the daily paper would suddenly be illuminated by a passage in the novel a long reflection would be prompted by a single word He decided to keep a record of these moments rereading a book each month and forming A Reading Diary a volume of notes reflections impressions of travel of friends of events public and private all elicited by his reading From Don Quixote August to The Island of Dr Moreau February to Kim April Manguel leads us on an enthralling adventure in literature and life and demonstrates how for the passionate reader one is utterly inextricable from the other, In in Buenos Aires a blind writer in his sixties approached a sixteen year old bookstore clerk and asked if he would be interested in a part time job reading aloud br br The writer was Jorge Luis Borges one of the world s finest literary minds the boy was Alberto Manguel who would become a prolific internationally acclaimed novelist essayist and editor br br Manguel s reflections are part memoir part biography and all celebration of the living quality of literature This is a moving portrait of an enigmatic genius replete with deep insight into Borges and the writers he most admired br br b Alberto Manguel b is an internationally acclaimed anthologist translator essayist novelist and editor and is the author of several award winning books including i A Dictionary of Imaginary Places i and i A History of Reading i br br He was born in Buenos Aires became a Canadian citizen in and now lives in France where he was named Officier de l Ordre des Arts et des Lettres