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The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel

Title The Library at Night
Author Alberto Manguel
Publisher Yale University Press
Release 2008-04-01
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 384
ISBN 0300145217
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Inspired by the process of creating a library for his 15th-century home near the Loire, in France, Manguel, the acclaimed writer on books and reading, has taken up the subject of libraries in this captivating meditation on their meaning and significance.

The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel

Title The Library at Night
Author Alberto Manguel
Publisher
Release 2008
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 373
ISBN 9780300139143
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A fascinating voyage through the Argentina-born author's mind, memory, and vast knowledge of books and civilization illuminates the mysteries of libraries, from his childhood bookshelves to the libraries of the Internet.

Title The Demise of the Library School
Author Richard J. Cox
Publisher Library Juice Press, LLC
Release 2010
Category Education
Total Pages 359
ISBN 1936117452
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In The Demise of the Library School, Richard J. Cox places the present and future of professional education for librarianship in the debate on the modern corporate university. The book is a series of meditations on critical themes relating to the education of librarians, archivists, and other information professionals, playing off of other commentators analyzing the nature of higher education and its problems and promises.

Title The Library at Iowa State
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Release 1946
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Reader on Reading by Alberto Manguel

Title A Reader on Reading
Author Alberto Manguel
Publisher Yale University Press
Release 2010-03-02
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 450
ISBN 0300163045
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 A Reader on Reading. 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.

Packing My Library by Alberto Manguel

Title Packing My Library
Author Alberto Manguel
Publisher
Release 2019-04-23
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780300244526
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

The World at Night by Alan Furst

Title The World at Night
Author Alan Furst
Publisher Random House
Release 2007-12-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 0307432777
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“First-rate research collaborates with first-rate imagination. . . . Superb.”—The Boston Globe Paris, 1940. The civilized, upper-class life of film producer Jean Casson is derailed by the German occupation of Paris, but Casson learns that with enough money, compromise, and connections, one need not deny oneself the pleasures of Parisian life. Somewhere inside Casson, though, is a stubborn romantic streak. When he’s offered the chance to take part in an operation of the British secret service, this idealism gives him the courage to say yes. A simple mission, but it goes wrong, and Casson realizes he must gamble everything—his career, the woman he loves, life itself. Here is a brilliant re-creation of France—its spirit in the moment of defeat, its valor in the moment of rebirth. Praise for The World at Night “[The World at Night] earns a comparison with the serious entertainments of Graham Greene and John le Carré. . . . Gripping, beautifully detailed . . . an absorbing glimpse into the moral maze of espionage.”—Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times “[The World at Night] is the world of Eric Ambler, the pioneering British author of classic World War II espionage fiction. . . . The novel is full of keen dialogue and witty commentary . . . . Thrilling.”—Herbert Mitgang, Chicago Tribune “With the authority of solid research and a true fascination for his material, Mr. Furst makes idealism, heroism, and sacrifice believable and real.”—David Walton, The Dallas Morning News

The Library at Night by Aram Saroyan

Title The Library at Night
Author Aram Saroyan
Publisher
Release 1974*
Category
Total Pages 8
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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