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A history of reading

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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.

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Keywords

  • Accessible book
  • Boeken
  • Books
  • Books and reading
  • Geschichte
  • Histoire
  • History
  • In library
  • Lesekultur
  • Lezen
  • Livres et lecture
  • Protected DAISY
  • Reading

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