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A History of Reading

Manguel, Alberto
Publisher:  Vintage Canada, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1996  
Pages:  372pp   Price:  $21   ISBN:  0-676-97022-2
Library of Congress Number:  Z1003.M33 1996   Dewey:  028'.09
Resource Type:  Book

An exploration of what it means to be a reader of books.

Abstract: 
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Table of Contents

THE LAST PAGE
The Last Page

ACTS OF READING
Reading Shadows
The Silent Readers
The Book of Memory
Learning to Read
The Missing First Page
Picture Reading
Being Read To
The Shape of the Book
Private Reading
Metaphors of Reading

POWERS OF READER
Beginnings
Ordainers of the Universe
Reading the Future
The Symbolic Reader
Reading within Walls
Stealing Books
The Author as Reader
The Translator as Reader
Forbidden Reading
The Book Fool

Endpaper Pages
Notes
Index

Topics


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