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Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader's Reflections on a Year of Books

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Title: Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader's Reflections on a Year of Books
Author: Manguel, Alberto
ISBN: 9780374247423
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published: 2004
Binding: Regular Hardback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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Literary Criticism 1398671

Publisher Description:
While traveling in Calgary, Alberto Manguel was struck by how the novel he was reading (Goethe's "Elective Affinities") seemed to reflect the social chaos of the world he was living in. An article in the daily paper would be suddenly illuminated by a passage in the novel; a long reflection would be prompted by a single word. He decided to keep a record of these moments, rereading a book a month, and forming "A Reading Diary": a volume of notes, reflections, impressions of travel, of friends, of events public and private, all ellicited by his reading.
From "Don Quixote" (August) to "The Island of Dr. Moreau" (February) to "Kim" (April), Manguel leads us on an enthralling adventure in literature and life, and demonstrates how, for the passionate reader, one is utterly inextricable from the other.