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By Alberto Manguel

Inspired by way of the method of making a library for his fifteenth-century domestic close to the Loire, in France, Alberto Manguel, the acclaimed author on books and studying, has taken up the topic of libraries. “Libraries,” he says, “have consistently appeared to me pleasantly mad areas, and for so long as i will be able to take into account I’ve been seduced via their labyrinthine logic.” during this own, intentionally unsystematic, and wide-ranging ebook, he deals an enthralling meditation at the that means of libraries.

 

Manguel, a advisor of irrepressible enthusiasm, conducts a different library journey that extends from his youth bookshelves to the “complete” libraries of the web, from old Egypt and Greece to the Arab global, from China and Rome to Google. He ponders the doomed library of Alexandria in addition to the private libraries of Charles Dickens, Jorge Luis Borges, and others. He recounts tales of people that have struggled opposed to tyranny to maintain freedom of thought—the Polish librarian who smuggled books to protection because the Nazis begun their destruction of Jewish libraries; the Afghani bookseller who saved his shop open via many years of unrest. Oral “memory libraries” saved alive via prisoners, libraries of banned books, the imaginary library of count number Dracula, the library of books by no means written—Manguel illuminates the mysteries of libraries as no different author may. With ratings of amazing photos all through, The Library at evening is a desirable voyage via Manguel’s brain, reminiscence, and huge wisdom of books and civilizations.

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