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The Resource Packing my library : an elegy and ten digressions, Alberto Manguel

Packing my library : an elegy and ten digressions, Alberto Manguel

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Packing my library : an elegy and ten digressions
Title
Packing my library
Title remainder
an elegy and ten digressions
Statement of responsibility
Alberto Manguel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A best-selling author and world-renowned bibliophile meditates on his vast personal library and champions the vital role of all libraries In June 2015 Alberto Manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France's Loire Valley and reestablish himself in a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Packing up his enormous, 35,000-volume personal library, choosing which books to keep, store, or cast out, Manguel found himself in deep reverie on the nature of relationships between books and readers, books and collectors, order and disorder, memory and reading. In this poignant and personal reevaluation of his life as a reader, the author illuminates the highly personal art of reading and affirms the vital role of public libraries. Manguel's musings range widely, from delightful reflections on the idiosyncrasies of book lovers to deeper analyses of historic and catastrophic book events, including the burning of ancient Alexandria's library and contemporary library lootings at the hands of ISIS. With insight and passion, the author underscores the universal centrality of books and their unique importance to a democratic, civilized, and engaged society."--
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Biography type
autobiography
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Manguel, Alberto
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Manguel, Alberto
  • Private libraries
  • Libraries
  • Books and reading
Label
Packing my library : an elegy and ten digressions, Alberto Manguel
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1002129879
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9780300219333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002129879
Label
Packing my library : an elegy and ten digressions, Alberto Manguel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1002129879
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9780300219333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002129879

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