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Manguel, Alberto

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The dictionary of imaginary places by Alberto Manguel( Book )

100 editions published between 1980 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 3,409 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( )

79 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,180 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 )

108 editions published between 1995 and 2020 in 16 languages and held by 2,816 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 )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to oversee the completion of Da Vinci's "The Last Supper," Dominican inquisitor Fray Agustin Leyre investigates the artist's omission of key elements and use of symbolic imagery, which suggests that there is a coded message in the painting
Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey : a biography by Alberto Manguel( Book )

36 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,150 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
Please talk to me : selected stories by Liliana Heker( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first short story collection in the Margellos series, from a master of the genre and an irrepressible critic during Argentina's brutal years of repression Acclaimed for the gemlike perfection of her short stories, Liliana Heker has repeatedly received major literary awards in her native Argentina. Her work has some of the dark humor of Saki or Roald Dahl, and her versatility and range have earned her a wide, appreciative audience. This expertly translated volume brings to English-language readers the full compass of Heker's stories, from her earliest published volume (1966) through her most recent (2011). Heker rejected exile during the dangerous Dirty War years and formed part of a cultural resistance that stood against repression. As a writer, she found in the microcosm of the family and everyday events subtle entry into political, historical, and social issues. Heker's stories examine the rituals people invent to relate to one another, especially girls and women, and they reveal how the consequences of tiny acts may be enormous. With charm, economy, and a close focus on the intimate, Heker has perfected the art of the glimpse
Mishima : a vision of the void by Marguerite Yourcenar( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On November 25, 1970, Japan's most renowned postwar novelist, Yukio Mishima, stunned the world by committing ritual suicide. Here, Marguerite Yourcenar, a brilliant reader of Mishima and a scholar with an eye for the cultural roles of fiction, unravels the author's life and politics: his affection for Western culture, his family and his homosexuality, his brilliant writings, and his carefully premeditated death
Other fires : short fiction by Latin American women by Alberto Manguel( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melancholy = Melankólia by F. László Földényi( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 775 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."
The traveler, the tower, and the worm : the reader as metaphor by Alberto Manguel( )

17 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 759 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 )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 711 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
The city of words by Alberto Manguel( )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 705 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
Into the looking-glass wood : essays on books, reading, and the world by Alberto Manguel( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 672 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
Oriental tales by Marguerite Yourcenar( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oriental Tales (French: Nouvelles orientales) is a 1938 short story collection by the French writer Marguerite Yourcenar. The stories share a self-consciously mythological form; some are based on pre-existing myths and legends, while some are new. The story "How Wang-Fo Was Saved" was adapted into an animated short film by René Laloux in the 1980s." --
The secret supper by Javier Sierra( Recording )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 602 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?
All men are liars by Alberto Manguel( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 553 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 )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 489 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
News from a foreign country came by Alberto Manguel( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 484 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
Black water : the book of fantastic literature by Alberto Manguel( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blue tale and other stories by Marguerite Yourcenar( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 478 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
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The library at night
The library at nightA history of readingThe secret supperHomer's the Iliad and the Odyssey : a biographyPlease talk to me : selected storiesMishima : a vision of the voidOther fires : short fiction by Latin American womenMelancholy = Melankólia
Alternative Names
Alberto Manguel Argentine-Canadian writer

Alberto Manguel argentinischer Schriftsteller

Alberto Manguel argentyński pisarz, tłumacz i redaktor

Alberto Manguel Canadees auteur

Alberto Manguel escritor

Alberto Manguel scríbhneoir

Alberto Manguel scrittore e traduttore argentino

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

البرتو مانجويل

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