A History Of Reading

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Brand: Penguin Books
SKU: DADAX0140166548
ISBN : 0140166548

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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.

Author : Alberto Manguel
ISBN : 0140166548
Language : English
No of Pages : 384
Publication Date : 10/1/1997
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 8.8x6x1.1
Book weight : 0.01

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