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Title:Dictionnaire des lieux imaginaires
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Publisher:Le Livre de Poche
ISBN:2253153338
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Number of Pages:663
Category:Reference, Non fiction, Mythology

Dictionnaire des lieux imaginaires by Alberto Manguel, Gianni Guadalupi, Patrick Reumaux, Michel-Claude Touchard

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A History of Reading, All Men Are Liars, With Borges, The Library at Night, Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature, The City of Words, A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader's Reflections on a Year of Books, The Dictionary of Imaginary Places: The Newly Updated and Expanded Classic, A Reader on Reading, Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)
In in Buenos Aires a blind writer in his sixties approached a sixteen year old bookstore clerk and asked if he would be interested in a part time job reading aloud br br The writer was Jorge Luis Borges one of the world s finest literary minds the boy was Alberto Manguel who would become a prolific internationally acclaimed novelist essayist and editor br br Manguel s reflections are part memoir part biography and all celebration of the living quality of literature This is a moving portrait of an enigmatic genius replete with deep insight into Borges and the writers he most admired br br b Alberto Manguel b is an internationally acclaimed anthologist translator essayist novelist and editor and is the author of several award winning books including i A Dictionary of Imaginary Places i and i A History of Reading i br br He was born in Buenos Aires became a Canadian citizen in and now lives in France where he was named Officier de l Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, From Atlantis to Xanadu and beyond this Baedeker of make believe takes readers on a tour of more than realms invented by storytellers from Homer s day to our own Here you will find Shangri La and El Dorado Utopia and Middle Earth Wonderland and Freedonia Here too are Jurassic Park Salman Rushdie s Sea of Stories and the fabulous world of Harry Potter The history and behavior of the inhabitants of these lands are described in loving detail and are supplemented by more than maps and illustrations that depict the lay of the land in a host of elsewheres A must have for the library of every dedicated reader fantasy fan or passionate browser Dictionary is a witty and acute guide for any armchair traveler s journey into the landscape of the imagination br, In this major collection of his essays Alberto Manguel whom George Steiner has called the Casanova of reading argues that the activity of reading in its broadest sense defines our species We come into the world intent on finding narrative in everything writes Manguel landscape the skies the faces of others the images and words that our species create Reading our own lives and those of others reading the societies we live in and those that lie beyond our borders reading the worlds that lie between the covers of a book are the essence of i A Reader on Reading i br br The thirty nine essays in this volume explore the crafts of reading and writing the identity granted to us by literature the far reaching shadow of Jorge Luis Borges to whom Manguel read as a young man and the links between politics and books and between books and our bodies The powers of censorship and intellectual curiosity the art of translation and those numinous memory palaces we call libraries also figure in this remarkable collection For Manguel and his readers words in spite of everything lend coherence to the world and offer us a few safe places as real as paper and as bracing as ink to grant us room and board in our passage, No description available