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Manguel, Alberto

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The dictionary of imaginary places by Alberto Manguel( Book )

93 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Atlantis to Xanadu, this Baedeker of make-believe takes readers on a tour of more than 1,200 realms invented by storytellers from Homer's day to our own." "Most every fanciful world from books and film is included: Shangri-La and El Dorado are here, as is Utopia, Tolkien's Middle-earth, and Carroll's Wonderland, as well as the Beatles' Pepperland, the Marx Brothers' Freedonia, and a strange little town called Stepford. The history and behavior of the inhabitants of these lands are described in detail and supplemented by more than 220 maps and illustrations that depict the lay of the land in a host of elsewheres." "Now brought up-to-date with dozens of new entries for such places as Jurassic Park, Salman Rushdie's Sea of Stories, and Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, this volume is even more comprehensive and entertaining."--Jacket
The library at night by Alberto Manguel( )

61 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired by the process of creating a library for his home near the Loire, in France, Alberto Manguel, writer on books and reading, has taken up the subject of libraries. "Libraries have always seemed to me pleasantly mad places, and for as long as I can remember I've been seduced by their labyrinthine logic." In this personal, deliberately unsystematic, and wide-ranging book, he offers a meditation on the meaning of libraries. Manguel, a guide of irrepressible enthusiasm, conducts a unique library tour that extends from his childhood bookshelves to the Internet, from Ancient Egypt and Greece to the Arab world, from China and Rome to Google. He ponders the personal libraries of Charles Dickens, Jorge Luis Borges, and others. He recounts stories of people who have struggled against tyranny to preserve freedom of thought, oral "memory libraries" kept alive by prisoners, libraries of banned books, and the library of books never written"--Publisher description
A history of reading by Alberto Manguel( Book )

94 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 2,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The secret supper by Javier Sierra( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey : a biography by Alberto Manguel( Book )

32 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" from their origins, the colorful characters and events chronicling the Trojan War and its aftermath, and their legacy for Western culture
The traveler, the tower, and the worm : the reader as metaphor by Alberto Manguel( )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As far as one can tell, human beings are the only species for which the world seems made up of stories, Alberto Manguel writes. We read the book of the world in many guises: we may be travelers, advancing through its pages like pilgrims heading toward enlightenment. We may be recluses, withdrawing through our reading into our own ivory towers. Or we may devour our books like burrowing worms, not to benefit from the wisdom they contain but merely to stuff ourselves with countless words. With consummate grace and extraordinary breadth, the best-selling author of A History of Reading and The Library at Night considers the chain of metaphors that have described readers and their relationships to the text-that-is-the-world over a span of four millennia. In figures as familiar and diverse as the book-addled Don Quixote and the pilgrim Dante who carries us through the depths of hell up to the brilliance of heaven, as well as Prince Hamlet paralyzed by his learning, and Emma Bovary who mistakes what she has read for the life she might one day lead, Manguel charts the ways in which literary characters and their interpretations reflect both shifting attitudes toward readers and reading, and certain recurrent notions on the role of the intellectual: 'We are reading creatures. We ingest words, we are made of words ... It is through words that we identify our reality and by means of words that we ourselves are identified.'"book jacket
Reading pictures : a history of love and hate by Alberto Manguel( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at the work of great artists--from the intensely familiar to the undiscovered--and examines the stories behind them, tracing the passage of life into art. For example, Pablo Picasso torments his mistress Dora Maar and then paints brilliant studies of her grief-crumpled face; these evolve into the weeping woman in his great indictment of fascism, Guernica. The author untangles what this story, and countless others, shows us of our twin impulses toward creation and destruction
Other fires : short fiction by Latin American women by Alberto Manguel( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Please talk to me : selected stories by Liliana Heker( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city of words by Alberto Manguel( )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 2007 CBC Massey Lectures, author Alberto Manguel takes a fresh look at the rise of violent intolerance in our societies. Many of us agree that the end of ethnic nationalism is a good idea. We strive to build societies that promote civic nationalism, with sets of values all citizens can agree on. But something has gone wrong: race riots in France, political murder in the Netherlands, bombings in Britain - are these symptoms of a multicultural experiment gone awry? Why is it so difficult for us to live together when the alternatives are demonstrably horrifying?" "Alberto Manguel suggests a fresh approach: We should look at what visionaries, poets, novelists, essayists, and filmmakers have to say about building societies. Perhaps the stories we tell hold secret keys to the human heart. From Cassandra to Jack London, the Epic of Gilgamesh to the computer Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey, Don Quixote to Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, Manguel draws fascinating and revelatory parallels between the personal and political realities of our present-day word and those of myth, legend, and story."--Jacket
The secret supper by Javier Sierra( Recording )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1497 a Dominican inquisitor is sent to Milan to supervise the final phase of the painting of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Never a conformist, da Vinci creates a masterpiece that raises questions that have yet to be answered. Unlike his contemporaries, he does not hold strictly to the religious doctrine of the scriptures, but adds touches advocated by a repressed heritical sect. Could da Vinci be a member of the secret society?--
Into the looking-glass wood : essays on books, reading, and the world by Alberto Manguel( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alberto Manguel has enchanted hundreds of thousands of readers with his bestselling books, including The Dictionary of Imaginary Places. Now he has assembled a personal collection of his own essays that will enchant anyone interested in reading, writing, or the world. Through personal stories and literary reflections, in a style rich in humor and gentle scholarship, Manguel leads his readers to reflect on the links that bind the physical world to our language that describes it. The span of his attention in these twenty-three essays is enthralling: from "Who Am I?, " in which he recounts the first adventures of childhood reading, to "Borges in Love, " a memoir of the great blind writer's passions; from his first encounters with the evils of prejudice to a meditation on the death of Che Guevara; from a tour of his library to evocations of such of his favorite writers as Cortazar and Chesterton. A voyage deep into the subversive heart of words, Into the Looking-Glass Wood is fired by the author's humanity, insatiable curiosity, and steadfast belief in the essential power, mystery, and delight of the written word
Melancholy = Melankólia by F. László Földényi( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Földényi's extraordinary Melancholy ... part history of the term melancholy and part analysis of the melancholic disposition, explores many centuries to explore melancholy's ambiguities. Along the way Földényi discovers the unrecognized role melancholy may play as a source of energy and creativity in a well-examined life. Földényi begins with a tour of the history of the word melancholy, from ancient Greece to the medieval era, the Renaissance, and modern times. He finds the meaning of melancholy has always been ambiguous, even paradoxical. In our own times it may be regarded either as a psychic illness or a mood familiar to everyone. The author analyzes the complexities of melancholy and concludes that its dual nature reflects the inherent tension of birth and mortality. To understand the melancholic disposition is to find entry to some of the deepest questions one's life."
All men are liars by Alberto Manguel( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where can you find truth in a world that is so thoroughly ruled by lies? That is the question tackled by the investigation of a French journalist who endeavours to shed light on the enigma of an unexplained death
The anatomist by Federico Andahazi( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After testing scores of prostitutes, Mateo Colombo, a 16th century Italian physician, finally discovers the organ governing woman's love--the clitoris. But the publication of his discovery attracts the attention of the Inquisition, Colombo is thrown in jail for heresy and must find a way to clear his name
Black water : the book of fantastic literature by Alberto Manguel( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stevenson under the palm trees by Alberto Manguel( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casting Robert Louis Stevenson as his protagonist, Alberto Manguel, author of the international best-selling A History of Reading, spins an intoxicating murder mystery in the South Pacific that echoes Joseph Conrad and A.S. Byatt. Robert Louis Stevenson has become accustomed to the intense colors and severe humidity of Samoa, as well as the uninhibited earthiness of its people. Yet his thoughts turn nostalgically back to his native Edinburgh after a chance encounter with the newly arrived Scots missionary, Mr. Baker. The stark contrast between Stevenson's restrained past and the fecund sensuality of the island becomes a pivot point in Stevenson's consciousness. Everything sours, though, when a young Samoan woman for whom Stevenson privately pined is raped and murdered. The mysterious Mr. Baker presents himself at the center of the investigation as Stevenson suddenly becomes suspicious to his once-admiring islanders. With a playful nod to Stevenson's life and magnificent fictions, Alberto Manguel has weaved together a compelling tale among the palm trees of the South Pacific
A blue tale and other stories by Marguerite Yourcenar( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three short stories by a Belgian writer (1903-1987), written in her youth. The title story is on Greek treasure hunters who kidnap a deaf-mute girl to lead them to a cave of sapphires and are punished for it, while The Evil Spell is on sorcery in an Italian village
News from a foreign country came by Alberto Manguel( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In einem idyllischen Badeort an der Küste von Quebec lebt Antoine Berence mit seiner Familie in beschaulicher Zurückgezogenheit. Als eine Bombe sein Haus in die Luft jagt, ahnt er allein, welche alten Rechnungen hier beglichen werden sollen
Bride of Frankenstein by Alberto Manguel( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manguel gives a detailed and highly sensitive account of the film's felicities of inventive film-making. He also traces the literary roots of the Frankenstein myth, the creation of a living being by a man usurping the powers of a jealous God. And he finds echoes in the work of modern artists such as Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp of the Bride as a kind of femme fatale, monstrous and threatening
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The library at night
The library at nightA history of readingThe secret supperHomer's the Iliad and the Odyssey : a biographyReading pictures : a history of love and hateOther fires : short fiction by Latin American womenThe city of wordsThe secret supper
Alternative Names
Alberto Manguel argentinischer Schriftsteller

Alberto Manguel argentyński pisarz, tłumacz i redaktor

Alberto Manguel Canadees auteur

Alberto Manguel écrivain canadien d'origine argentine

Alberto Manguel escritor

Alberto Manguel scrittore e traduttore argentino

Alberto Manguel writer

Albertus Manguel

Mānghwīl, Albiʻtū

Manguel, A. 1948-

Manguel, A. (Alberto), 1948-

Manguel, Alberto

Manguel, Alberto Adrián, 1948-

Manguelas Alberto

Mānġuwīl, Ālbirtū 1948-

Алберто Мангел

Мангель, Альберто

Мангуэль Альберто

Мангуэль, Альберто 1948-

מנגל, אלברטו

מנגל, אלברטו סופר ישראלי

ألبرتو مانغويل

ألبرتو مانغويل، 1948-

آلبرتو مانقوئل

آلبرتو مانگوئل زبان‌شناس، نویسنده، و مترجم کانادایی

مانجويل، ألبرتو

مانجويل، ألبرتو، 1948-

망겔, 알베르토 1948-

망구엘, 알베르토 1948-

맹그웰, 알베르토 1948-

알베르토 망구엘


マングェル, アルベルト

マンゲル, アルベルト