Into the Looking-Glass Wood: Essays on Books, Reading, and the World

Alberto Manguel has enchanted hundreds of thousands of readers with his bestselling books, including The Dictionary of Imaginary Places Now he has assembled a personal collection of his own essays that will enchant anyone interested in reading, writing, or the world Through personal stories and literary reflections, in a style rich in humor and gentle scholarship, MangueAlberto Manguel has enchanted hundreds of thousands of readers with his bestselling books, including The Dictionary of Imaginary Places Now he has assembled a personal collection of his own essays that will enchant anyone interested in reading, writing, or the world Through personal stories and literary reflections, in a style rich in humor and gentle scholarship, Manguel leads his readers to reflect on the links that bind the physical world to our language that describes it The span of his attention in these twenty three essays is enthralling from Who Am I , in which he recounts the first adventures of childhood reading, to Borges in Love, a memoir of the great blind writer s passions from his first encounters with the evils of prejudice to a meditation on the death of Che Guevara from a tour of his library to evocations of such of his favorite writers as Cort zar and Chesterton A voyage deep into the subversive heart of words, Into the Looking Glass Wood is fired by the author s humanity, insatiable curiosity, and steadfast belief in the essential power, mystery, and delight of the written word.
Into the Looking Glass Wood Essays on Books Reading and the World Alberto Manguel has enchanted hundreds of thousands of readers with his bestselling books including The Dictionary of Imaginary Places Now he has assembled a personal collection of his own essays tha

  • Title: Into the Looking-Glass Wood: Essays on Books, Reading, and the World
  • Author: Alberto Manguel
  • ISBN: 9780156012652
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Into the Looking-Glass Wood: Essays on Books, Reading, and the World”

    1. الكلمات والعالم في مغامرات مانغويلمانغويل قارئ غيور , شغوف, حصيف يرسل قارئه كما يقول د.فيصل الدراج في مقدمة الكتاب الى اقاليم ظليلة لم يرها ابداً من قبل, باحث عما وراء السطور في حروف الكلمات عن ماهية المحتوى وعلاقته بمؤلفه وبالعالم""الكلمات على ورق تجعل العالم متناسقاً"بأسلو [...]

    2. Disclaimer: Alberto Manguel is probably my favourite non-fiction author, ergo this review will inevitably take a rather gushing tone. I put off eating supper for two hours because I wanted to finish this book, an anthology of his essays. The book's framing device of quotations from 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking Glass' is subtly effective; it reminded me of how wonderful both books are and now I want to reread them. (As an aside, the Alice books are one of only two volumes that I [...]

    3. My first Manguel book. All books should be written by him. I will read all the rest of his now, and then tell him he should marry me.

    4. O texto de Manguel é cativante. Não há como não se emocionar com os ensaios "Borges Apaixonado" e "In Memorian". Aliás, Borges está sempre presente na sua escrita de forma muito afetiva (em razão de sua cegueira, muitas pessoas liam para Borges, e Manguel era uma delas). Outros ensaios que integram "No Bosque do Espelho" (não esqueçamos das referências ao maravilhoso mundo de Alice), tão iluminadores quanto estes dois que mencionei, são resultado de uma mente privilegiada, uma peculi [...]

    5. “Beruntunglah orang-orang yang selama hidupnya tinggal dalam kelompok mereka sendiri. Mereka tidak akan pernah tahu bagaimana rasanya diperlakukan dengan penuh prasangka, hanya karena warna kulit, kepercayaan, atau ideologi politik yang berbeda.”Kalimat itu diucapkan oleh seorang teman dengan nada getir, karena sepanjang hidupnya dia selalu mengalami diskriminasi. Saya teringat ucapannya itu saat membaca “On Being Jewish,” salah satu bab yang ada dalam buku ini.On Being Jewish dibuka den [...]

    6. Alberto Manguel is one of my favorite authors, both for his ability to recognize great literature and his deft hand at assembling anthologies. In this collection of his essays he writes gracefully about some of my favorite authors including Jorge Luis Borges, G. K. Chesterton and Cynthia Ozick. But other topics are covered in this wide-ranging collection including "wordplay", aesthetics, and personal memories of reading - of these I especially enjoyed his comments on his childhood reading. All t [...]

    7. كيف أشرح هنا كتاب مانغويل العظيم في غابة المرآة.ليعلم كل من يريد قراءة هذا الكتاب أن مانغويل يحاول استعراض مفهوم المعنى والمسمى. وكيف أن المعاني تتغير بحسب تسميتها و أن الزمن يكفل دائما تغيير المفاهيم والمسميات وربما تتغير المعاني أيضا. يحاول جاهدا أن يوضح كيف أن الزمن،كما ف [...]

    8. It is beautiful. It is at times funny, at times sad. It is a treat.I read it, about 15 minutes at a time, before bed during a college Exam/Paper writing month. It was like giving my brain a stretch after a hard day of exercise. I will read it again.

    9. It was kind of interesting, although by its makeup, it rather reads like a set of smoothly connected, somewhat prosaic essays. Some of them are more obviously connected to Carroll's novel, others less obviously so. However, all in all it was an interesting read. :-)

    10. um. Some good writing. Some pretentious writing. A lot of post-modern literary philosophy dumbed down for the masses. Thought-provoking, though.

    11. Fugitive pieces from various sources brought into the same book but not quite coming together. The story of teachers and betrayals, as well as Borges in Love, are my favorites.

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