The Library at Night [Alberto Manguel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Inspired by the process of creating a library for his fifteenth- century. Inspired by the process of creating a library for his fifteenth-century home near the Loire, in France, Alberto Manguel, the acclaimed writer on books and readi. If many bibliophiles will share Alberto Manguel’s assertion that the acquisition and ordering of his library has “kept me sane”, they will also.
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The Library as Power. What varies is not the proportions of these two groups of humanity, but the way in which different societies regard the book and the art of reading.
Books may not change our suffering, books may not protect us from evil, books may not tell us what is good or what is llbrary, and they will certainly not shield us from the common fate of the grave.
The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel
I wasn’t aware either of Manguel’s book, or my need for It. Books by Alberto Manguel.
There appear to be various interpretations of thd burning of the library but the following seems to be the most likely: It’s fascinating reading if you’re interested in these things. Number of pages is way off. What about books by the same author?
No shelf is empty for long.
I think if library school students are still taking History of the Book classes, they could use this as a textbook and throw away the actual textbook. Already a subscriber or registered access user? You know they’re having a blast, and warning: View all 8 comments. And it was marvelous!
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He recounts stories of Inspired by creating a library for his fifteenth-century home near the Loire, libtary 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.
They will wait for me till the end of my days. Please update your billing details here to continue enjoying your subscription. It was also my last until I wandered into Blackfriars Oxford. As an aside, I was delighted to read though that Mangruel continued to have a problem with the dust in his library. Books are not equal, even if they’re free, even if they’re economically valuable.
You will wonder why you own a TV. Dust motes are suspended in the air and the pool of light over my head is a flame of focused energy creating a cocoon of darkness around me that waits…waits in that space until I decide to allow the real world to exist again. Feb 13, Lynne King rated it it was amazing Shelves: Inspired by the process of designing, constructing and organizing a library at his home in France, Alberto Manguel, the acclaimed writer on books and reading, set out to show how libraries embody the memories of individuals and whole cultures.
I write “distinct” sections because lines that separate his groupings are tenuous at best. As for the new library of Alexandria, talks began in the 70s to build it and it finally reopened in October The Argentinian bibliophile Alberto Manguel, whose books include A History of Reading, is an expert on this snugly closed circle, symbolised by the private library he has installed in a 15th-century barn in the Loire.
It is how we see the library. One wall of my library. But Alberto Mangruel now he The library in which I have at long last collected my books began life as a barn sometime in the fifteen century, perched on a small hill south of the Loire. From the design of the structure to the placement and order of the books, as well as what kind of books they are, Manguel repeatedly finds points to start his ruminations in and eventually return them to his own library and experiences, but his great book-knowledge leads him far afield, too.
Above all, it tells readers that their craft consist of the power to remember, actively, through the prompt of the page, selected moments of the human experience.
May 81: The world is as quiet as it is capable of being.
I love books but I would not consider myself a bibliophile in the true sense of the word. The section on censorship alone is worth the cost of the book and points out the essential truth of mangul — we all censored, but then goes into the debate about how far is too far. There’s nothing wrong with that. Sep 05, Mahak rated it liked it. I got out of bed and looked for a notebook so that I could take notes, librarj as I did so, the memory of the dream collapsed in on itself like a I once dreamt an entire novel.
Here, in the last years before the Christian era, the Romans erected a temple to Dionysus to honour the god of this wine-producing area; twelve centuries later, a Christian church replaced the god of drunken ecstasy with the god who turned his blood into wine….
Great book although not a lot of new things if you’ve read any history of alberho. And here the distinction between the book enthroned and the book read comes again into play.
The romantic librarian
A dream for book lovers, lovers of libraries. This reader imagines a cozy nook, nudged within the Library, form where the grandeur is glimpsed but not enough for intimidation.
Lost libraries, like that of Alexandria, are albeerto reminder of the transience of human achievement and of human learning. I’m pretty sure that except for the intricacies of cataloging books and how to be king of the libraru clerks in a company, something I’m going to forget I ever had the misfortune to learn as soon as the class is over, so we’ll ignore that everything I’ve learned in my 3 semesters of Library School is in this book, and generally presented in a much more enjoyable manner than any of the things I’ve been required to read so manfuel.
I am not including any specific examples of the stories he tells, since part of the joy of this book is in being surprised when you turn a page, alternating with feeling a sense of familiarity with Manguel’s expressing a feeling or experience that you share. No wonder God toppled the first skyscraper: Few today can doubt that the main features of our universe are its dearth of meaning and lack of discernible purpose.
He sympathizes with your attempts to figure out new ways to organize your books, a task that becomes more urgent and, at the same time, more impossible as time passes and your collection grows outside the spatial boundaries of your shelves, or perhaps even of your home.
It’s not that I don’t have a few complaints about the book, but this may just have been the perfect book at the perfect time for me.