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Packing My Library

An Elegy and Ten Digressions

By Alberto Manguel
Narrated by James Cameron Stewart / 3 hours 54 minutes

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.

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Author
Narrator James Cameron Stewart
ISBN 9781977374585
Length 3 hours 54 minutes
Language English
Publisher Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm rank #16,122 Overall
Genre rank #1,740 in Biography & Memoir

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