Packing my library : an elegy and ten digressions / Alberto Manguel.

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    • Abstract:
      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."-- Dust jacket.
    • ISBN:
      9780300219333
      0300219334
    • Accession Number:
      on1029051276
      1029051276
    • Accession Number:
      fay.563338
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MANGUEL, A. Packing my library : an elegy and ten digressions. [s. l.]: Yale University Press, 2018. ISBN 9780300219333. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563338. Acesso em: 28 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Manguel A. Packing My Library : An Elegy and Ten Digressions. Yale University Press; 2018. Accessed October 28, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563338
    • APA:
      Manguel, A. (2018). Packing my library : an elegy and ten digressions. Yale University Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Manguel, Alberto. 2018. Packing My Library : An Elegy and Ten Digressions. Yale University Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563338.
    • Harvard:
      Manguel, A. (2018) Packing my library : an elegy and ten digressions. Yale University Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563338 (Accessed: 28 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Manguel, A 2018, Packing my library : an elegy and ten digressions, Yale University Press, viewed 28 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Manguel, Alberto. Packing My Library : An Elegy and Ten Digressions. Yale University Press, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563338.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Manguel, Alberto. Packing My Library : An Elegy and Ten Digressions. Yale University Press, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563338.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Manguel A. Packing my library : an elegy and ten digressions [Internet]. Yale University Press; 2018 [cited 2020 Oct 28]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.563338