The Traveler, the Tower, and the Worm: The Reader as Metaphor

The Traveler, the Tower, and the Worm: The Reader as Metaphor

by Alberto Manguel

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812245233
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 06/21/2013
Series: Material Texts
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Alberto Manguel is the award-winning author of numerous books celebrating the written word, including bestsellers A History of Reading, The Library at Night, and The Dictionary of Imaginary Places.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1. The Reader as Traveler: Reading as Recognition of the World
Chapter 2. The Reader in the Ivory Tower: Reading as Alienation from the World
Chapter 3. The Bookworm: The Reader as Inventor of the World
Conclusion: Reading to Live

Notes
Acknowledgments

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