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Into the Looking-Glass Wood: Essays on Books, Reading, and the World (Harvest Original)

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Alberto Manguel has enchanted hundreds of thousands of readers with his bestselling books, including The Dictionary of Imaginary Places. Now he has assembled a personal collection of his own essays that will enchant anyone interested in reading, writing, or the world. Through personal stories and literary reflections, in a style rich in humor and gentle scholarship, Manguel leads his readers to reflect on the links that bind the physical world to our language that describes it. The span of his attention in these twenty-three essays is enthralling: from "Who Am I?," in which he recounts the first adventures of childhood reading, to "Borges in Love," a memoir of the great blind writer's passions; from his first encounters with the evils of prejudice to a meditation on the death of Che Guevara; from a tour of his library to evocations of such of his favorite writers as Cortázar and Chesterton. A voyage deep into the subversive heart of words, Into the Looking-Glass Wood is fired by the author's humanity, insatiable curiosity, and steadfast belief in the essential power, mystery, and delight of the written word.

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By the author of the bestselling A History of Reading, masterful essays on books, reading and the world

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ISBN:
9780156012652
Subtitle:
Essays on Books, Reading, and the World
Editor:
Bernard, Andre
Author:
Manguel, Alberto
Author:
Bernard, Andre
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego, CA :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
Best books
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Original
Series Volume:
no. 98-3237
Publication Date:
20000801
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in

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