A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader's Reflections on a Year of Books

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9781841956381: A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader's Reflections on a Year of Books

While travelling 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 he was living in. An article in the daily paper would be suddenly 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 a month, and formed A Reading Diary: a volume of notes, impressions of travel, of friends, of public and private events, all elicited by his reading. From Don Quixote (January) to The Sign of Four (October) to The Wind in the Willows (December), 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.

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Manguel, Alberto
Editore: Canongate Books (2005)
ISBN 10: 1841956384 ISBN 13: 9781841956381
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Descrizione libro Canongate Books, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. illustrated edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX1841956384

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