[PDF] ✓ Free Read á The Library at Night : by Alberto Manguel ↠ #2020

  • Title: The Library at Night
  • Author: Alberto Manguel
  • ISBN: 9780300139143
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The Library at Night By Alberto Manguel Inspired by creating a library for his fifteenth century home near the Loire, in 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 He ponders the doomed library of Alexandria and personal libraries of Charles Dickens, Jorge Luis Borges, and others He recounts stories ofInspired by creating a library for his fifteenth century home near the Loire, in 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 He ponders the doomed library of Alexandria and 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 the Polish librarian who smuggled books to safety as the Nazis began their destruction of Jewish libraries the Afghani bookseller who kept his store open through decades of unrest Oral memory libraries kept alive by prisoners, libraries of banned books, the imaginary library of Count Dracula, a library of books never written.
    Alberto Manguel
    Alberto Manguel born 1948 in Buenos Aires is an Argentine born writer, translator, and editor He is the author of numerous non fiction books such as The Dictionary of Imaginary Places co written with Gianni Guadalupi in 1980 and A History of Reading 1996 The Library at Night 2007 and Homer s Iliad and Odyssey A Biography 2008 , and novels such as News From a Foreign Country Came 1991 Manguel believes in the central importance of the book in societies of the written word where, in recent times, the intellectual act has lost most of its prestige Libraries the reservoirs of collective memory should be our essential symbol, not banks Humans can be defined as reading animals, come into the world to decipher it and themselves.

    The Library at Night By Alberto Manguel


    Jeffrey Keeten
    When evening comes, he wrote, I return home and go into my study On the threshold I strip off my muddy, sweaty, workday clothes, and put on the robes of court and palace, and in this graver dress I enter the antique courts of the ancients and am welcomed by them, and there I taste the food that alone is mine, for which I was born There I make bold to speak to them and ask the motives for their actions, and they, in their humanity reply to me And for the course of four hours I forget the world, r [...]

    Huda Yahya
    DBooks are really my precious P .

    Alberto Manguel understands you.He knows that you look at your shelves at night, remembering a favorite passage, or how you acquired a book, as your gaze moves across titles on spines in the moonlight.He sympathizes with your attempts to figure out new ways to organize your books, a task that becomes urgent and, at the same time, impossible as time passes and your collection grows outside the spatial boundaries of your shelves, or perhaps even of your home He understands your frustration when [...]

    Paradise in Danger The Library at Night is my Bible, Quran and Vedic guide on the aesthetics of this somewhat odd institution called the library Odd because the concept of a warehouse filled with printed volumes available for general consultation is a rather late development in European civilisation, and odd because it is a concept that seems to have run its course as that civilisation becomes technological For this latter reason alone Manguel s aesthetic observations are critical something is [...]

    hey, what did you guys do on your friday night get drunk get laid spend a quiet evening with friends see a fillum me oh, i just sat at home, nursing a sore back with painkillers, and decided to let my thoughts about cloud atlas percolate a little before writing a review for it, and decided to play a little booknerd game with myself as part of my new year s resolution to finally get around to reviewing all the books on my favorites shelf, i scrolled through all of em until i came to the first nak [...]

    Riku Sayuj
    Dreaming The Perfect LIBRARYThe Quest The QuestionThe starting point, Manguel says is a question Few today can doubt that the main features of our universe are its dearth of meaning and lack of discernible purpose.And yet, with bewildering optimism, we continue to assemble whatever scraps of information we can gather in scrolls and books and computer chips, on shelf after library shelf, whether material, virtual or otherwise, pathetically intent on lending the world a semblance of sense and orde [...]

    This is the best book to finish the year with.I have read many great novels this year, but of all of them this last one has become a true friend, one I hope will remain by my bedside, to comfort and inspire me when darkness rules outside my shelter.Review to follow Until then, here s a few of the many quotes I saved But at night, when the library lamps are lit, the outside world disappears and nothing but this space of books remains in existence To someone standing outside, in the garden, the li [...]

    I once dreamt an entire novel It was brilliant a mystery replete with private eyes, conniving crooks, and a plot line convoluted by betrayals and double agentry galore It was vivid I woke up wondering where I was, which almost never happens, groggy and disoriented It was difficult to gauge my place in reality This dream had really enveloped my mind I got out of bed and looked for a notebook so that I could take notes, but as I did so, the memory of the dream collapsed in on itself like a black h [...]

    Lynne King
    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 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.What a splendid beginning to a book about libraries But Alberto Mangruel now he s a [...]


    فهد الفهد

    For anyone who loves books and reading this book will probably be delightful I m pretty sure that except for the intricacies of cataloging books and how to be king of the file 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 enjoyable manner than any of the things I ve been required to read so far U [...]

    Teresa Proença
    n o busco nenhuma revela o, pois tudo o que me dito necessariamente limitado pelo que sou capaz de ouvir e entender Nem busco conhecimento al m daquele que, de algum modo secreto, j possuo Nem ilumina o, a que n o posso razoavelmente aspirar Nem experi ncia, pois, em ltima inst ncia, s posso ter consci ncia do que j est dentro de mim Ent o que procuro eu no fim da hist ria da minha biblioteca Consola o, talvez Talvez consola o Sempre que ou o falar de um livro sobre livros, bibliotecas, leitores [...]

    Lyn Elliott
    Alberto Manguel has created a life space for himself in which he can read, muse on reading and books and write about them to share his musings Libraries are complex beings Most of us have our own collections of books, but would we call them libraries Manguel can, he has built a large room specifically to house his collection, and where he likes to read at night, in a carefully contrived pool of light, surrounded by shadows and books But if you re like us, we have books in unmatched shelves in al [...]

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    Paul Secor
    P 72 To compensate for the deficient planning of the new main San Francisco Public Library, in which the architect had not allowed for a sufficiently large amount of shelving space, the administrators pulled hundreds of thousands my italics of books from the library s hold and sent them to a landfill Since books were selected for destruction on the basis of the length of time they had sat unrequested, in order to save as many books as possible, heroic librarians crept into the stacks at night an [...]

    Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Great book although not a lot of new things if you ve read any history of libraries I was reminded of a book that brought me to tears A Universal History of the Destruction of Books From Ancient Sumer to Modern Day Iraq although Manguel also looks at positive events in book and library history He also talks about building his own library The book is organized by topic library at night, library as space, library as power I found these topics to be accessible than a typical history book that woul [...]

    Adam Floridia
    This is a book I m tempted to add to my Favorites list, an honor even prestigious than my 5 star books list 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 Recently, Life new job, new baby mainly has been inhibiting my regular reading and, dare I say, my ability to become absorbed in a good book, all of which has caused my book a week pace to fall to a pathetic book or two a month pace That is why I must say the [...]

    The greatest thing about any online site or program that allows a reader to create virtual shelves for books is that it allows the reader to create virtual shelves for books If you have a library, a private library, than you know the contrasting feeling of joy of rearranging the books but also the terror of doing it But you also know the joy of being surrounded by your books This is a book about books en masse for people who own them in masse If you have two books, this is not the book for you I [...]

    It is imperative that I state you should dismiss my ratings when it comes to Manguel It is personal as I find myself largely inept at comprehending the various references he makes His knowledge is impressive and powerful and his understanding of literature infused with history even so With him, I have to research on the net as well but that s something I don t mind putting an effort into because this man doesn t ramble pompously about Alberto Manguel delivers The power of readers lies not in th [...]



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    I found this book while browsing on and was immediately entranced by Manguel s opeing chapter in which he describes his personal library He has converted a 15th century barn in the French countryside into a home for his books Wow How cool is that For me, this is a dangerous book, as it gets me thinking Maybe someday I can buy a hobby farm in the picturesque rolling hills of the Wisconsin country side, convert the barn into a library, and spend hours in retirement exploring the depths of my books [...]


    Every library both embraces and rejects Every library is by definition the result of choice, and necessarily limited in its scope And every choice excludes another, the choice not made The act of reading parallels endlessly the act of censorship.A versatile book, brimming with ideas and references Can be read straight through, or dipped into, chapter by chapter, according to inclination Each chapter approaches the notion of library from a different angle The Library as Order, The Library as Imag [...]


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