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Product Description: A leading European intellectual reflects on the changing concept of melancholy throughout history Alberto Manguel praises the Hungarian writer László Földényi as “one of the most brilliant essayists of our time.”  Földényi’s extraordinary Melancholy, with its profusion of literary, ecclesiastical, artistic, and historical insights, gives proof to such praise...read more
By Alberto Manguel (foreword by)

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9780300167481 | Yale Univ Pr, April 26, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A leading European intellectual reflects on the changing concept of melancholy throughout history Alberto Manguel praises the Hungarian writer László Földényi as “one of the most brilliant essayists of our time.

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Product Description: An eclectic history of human curiosity, a great feast of ideas, and a memoir of a reading life from an internationally celebrated reader and thinker Curiosity has been seen through the ages as the impulse that drives our knowledge forward and the temptation that leads us toward dangerous and forbidden waters...read more

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9780300184785 | Yale Univ Pr, March 17, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: An eclectic history of human curiosity, a great feast of ideas, and a memoir of a reading life from an internationally celebrated reader and thinker Curiosity has been seen through the ages as the impulse that drives our knowledge forward and the temptation that leads us toward dangerous and forbidden waters.
9780387505220, titled "Calcium Signal and Cell Response" | Springer Verlag, April 1, 1989, cover price $119.00 | also contains Calcium Signal and Cell Response

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9780300219807 | Reprint edition (Yale Univ Pr, March 22, 2016), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: An eclectic history of human curiosity, a great feast of ideas, and a memoir of a reading life from an internationally celebrated reader and thinker Curiosity has been seen through the ages as the impulse that drives our knowledge forward and the temptation that leads us toward dangerous and forbidden waters.

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Product Description: The first short story collection in the Margellos series, from a master of the genre and an irrepressible critic during Argentina’s brutal years of repression Acclaimed for the gemlike perfection of her short stories, Liliana Heker has repeatedly received major literary awards in her native Argentina...read more

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9780300198041 | Yale Univ Pr, May 26, 2015, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: The first short story collection in the Margellos series, from a master of the genre and an irrepressible critic during Argentina’s brutal years of repression Acclaimed for the gemlike perfection of her short stories, Liliana Heker has repeatedly received major literary awards in her native Argentina.

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Product Description: Somewhere is the land of the imagination Somewhere is a world of fantasy and dreamscapes, the dark and beautiful legends of elsewhere. This anthology features writing from Roddy Doyle, Michel Faber, Jen Hadfield, J. A. Hopkin, Jackie Kay, Margo Lanagan, Alberto Manguel, Garth Nix, Gillian Philip, James Robertson, Robin Robertson, and Louise Welsh...read more

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9781908885074, titled "Somewhere: Elsewhere" | Trafalgar Square, September 1, 2014, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Somewhere is the land of the imagination Somewhere is a world of fantasy and dreamscapes, the dark and beautiful legends of elsewhere.

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Product Description: At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book—that string of confused, alien ciphers—shivered into meaning, and at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader. Noted essayist and editor Alberto Manguel moves from this essential moment to explore the six-thousand-year-old conversation between words and that hero without whom the book would be a lifeless object: the reader...read more

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9780670843022 | Viking Pr, August 1, 1996, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Presents the stories of book thieves, book burners, censors, anarchists, women of eleventh century Japan who had to invent their own reading material, and African American slaves who were forbidden to read under penalty of death

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9780143126713 | Revised edition (Penguin USA, August 26, 2014), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book—that string of confused, alien ciphers—shivered into meaning, and at that moment, whole universes opened.
9780140166545 | Penguin USA, October 1, 1997, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Presents the stories of book thieves, book burners, censors, anarchists, women of eleventh century Japan who had to invent their own reading material, and African American slaves who were forbidden to read under penalty of death

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By Alberto Manguel (foreword by)

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9788420687391 | Poc edition (Alianza Editorial Sa, May 1, 2014), cover price $19.95

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Product Description: Imbued with a magical quality, this elegant fable transports readers to early 20th-century China, a country brimming with ghosts, with weddings between the living and the dead, and with superstitions and ancestral rites. Living in the midst of this is the tale’s protagonist, a young girl living in dread of the marriage her parents are attempting to arrange for her...read more
By Alberto Manguel (introduced by)

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9788415578185 | Editorial Impedimenta, May 1, 2014, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Imbued with a magical quality, this elegant fable transports readers to early 20th-century China, a country brimming with ghosts, with weddings between the living and the dead, and with superstitions and ancestral rites.

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Product Description: As far as one can tell, human beings are the only species for which the world seems made up of stories, Alberto Manguel writes. We read the book of the world in many guises: we may be travelers, advancing through its pages like pilgrims heading toward enlightenment...read more

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9780812245233 | 1 edition (Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, June 21, 2013), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: As far as one can tell, human beings are the only species for which the world seems made up of stories, Alberto Manguel writes.

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Product Description: An NYRB Classics OriginalThe first great twentieth-century novel of dictatorship, and the avowed inspiration for García Márquez’s The Autumn of the Patriarch and Roa Bastos’s I, the Supreme, Tyrant Banderas is a dark and dazzling portrayal of a mythical Latin American republic in the grip of a monster...read more
By Peter Bush (trans), Ramon Del Valle-Inclan and Alberto Manguel (introduced by)

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9781590174982 | New York Review of Books, August 14, 2012, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: An NYRB Classics OriginalThe first great twentieth-century novel of dictatorship, and the avowed inspiration for García Márquez’s The Autumn of the Patriarch and Roa Bastos’s I, the Supreme, Tyrant Banderas is a dark and dazzling portrayal of a mythical Latin American republic in the grip of a monster.

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Product Description: In this gorgeously imagined novel, a journalist interviews those who knew—or thought they knew—Alejandro Bevilacqua, a brilliant, infuriatingly elusive South American writer and author of the masterpiece, In Praise of Lying. But the accounts of those in his circle of friends, lovers, and enemies become increasingly contradictory, murky, and suspect...read more

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9781594488351 | Reprint edition (Riverhead Books, June 5, 2012), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: In this gorgeously imagined novel, a journalist interviews those who knew—or thought they knew—Alejandro Bevilacqua, a brilliant, infuriatingly elusive South American writer and author of the masterpiece, In Praise of Lying.

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Product Description: An epic masterpiece of world literature, in a magnificent new translation by one if the most acclaimed translators of our timeA towering figure of the Renaissance, Luis de Góngora pioneered poetic forms so radically different from the dominant aesthetic of his time that he was derided as "the Prince of Darkness...read more
By Alberto Manguel (introduced by)

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9780143106722 | Bilingual edition (Penguin Classics, May 29, 2012), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: An epic masterpiece of world literature, in a magnificent new translation by one if the most acclaimed translators of our timeA towering figure of the Renaissance, Luis de Góngora pioneered poetic forms so radically different from the dominant aesthetic of his time that he was derided as "the Prince of Darkness.

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Product Description: This visual history takes us through a classic assemblage of famous personalities from the worlds of literature, photography, art, politics and film.
By Ara Guler and Alberto Manguel (introduced by)

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9789814260466 | Editions Didier Millet, December 16, 2011, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: This visual history takes us through a classic assemblage of famous personalities from the worlds of literature, photography, art, politics and film.

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RETRACTILADO ORIGINAL, DE MÉXICO CON AMOR MISMO DÍA SI RECIBO SU PEDIDO POR LA MAÑANA EN DÍAS HÁBILES

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9788420676685 | Poc tra edition (Alianza Editorial Sa, June 30, 2013), cover price $24.95
9786074110715 | Editorial Almadia S C, September 30, 2011, cover price $33.95 | About this edition: RETRACTILADO ORIGINAL, DE MÉXICO CON AMOR MISMO DÍA SI RECIBO SU PEDIDO POR LA MAÑANA EN DÍAS HÁBILES
9789682710490 | Joaquin Mortiz Editorial, June 30, 2009, cover price $19.95

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Product Description: En el verano de 1816, el poeta Percy Bysshe Shelley y su esposa Mary se reunieron con Lord Byron y su médico Polidori en una villa a orillas del lago Leman. A instancias de Lord Byron y para animar una velada tormentosa, decidieron que cada uno inventaría una historia de fantasmas...read more

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9780307745163 | Italian edition edition (Random House Spanish, September 13, 2011), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: En el verano de 1816, el poeta Percy Bysshe Shelley y su esposa Mary se reunieron con Lord Byron y su médico Polidori en una villa a orillas del lago Leman.

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Product Description: In this major collection of his essays, Alberto Manguel, whom George Steiner has called “the Casanova of reading,” argues that the activity of reading, in its broadest sense, defines our species. “We come into the world intent on finding narrative in everything,” writes Manguel, “landscape, the skies, the faces of others, the images and words that our species create...read more

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9780300159820 | Yale Univ Pr, March 2, 2010, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: In this major collection of his essays, Alberto Manguel, whom George Steiner has called “the Casanova of reading,” argues that the activity of reading, in its broadest sense, defines our species.

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9780300172089 | Yale Univ Pr, June 28, 2011, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: In this major collection of his essays, Alberto Manguel, whom George Steiner has called “the Casanova of reading,” argues that the activity of reading, in its broadest sense, defines our species.

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Product Description: An epic masterpiece of world literature, in a magnificent new translation by one of the most acclaimed translators of our time. A towering figure of the Renaissance, Luis de Góngora pioneered poetic forms so radically different from the dominant aesthetic of his time that he was derided as "the Prince of Darkness...read more
By Luis De Gongora, Edith Grossman (trans) and Alberto Manguel (introduced by)

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9780143106388 | 1 blg edition (Penguin Classics, June 28, 2011), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: An epic masterpiece of world literature, in a magnificent new translation by one of the most acclaimed translators of our time.

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Product Description: Alberto Manguel en distendida charla con su editor Claude Rouquet. Libros. Experiencias.Textos. Lecturas. Autores.Todo el universo de

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9788483930793 | Paginas De Espuma, April 30, 2011, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Alberto Manguel en distendida charla con su editor Claude Rouquet.

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Product Description: Esta antología reúne doce cuentos de algunos de los escritores extranjeros más notables del siglo anterior; todos ellos con un escenario en común: México. Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Margaret Atwood, Ray Bradbury, Italo Calvino, D...read more
By Alberto Manguel (compiler)

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9786071604026 | Fondo De Cultura Economica USA, November 9, 2010, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Esta antología reúne doce cuentos de algunos de los escritores extranjeros más notables del siglo anterior; todos ellos con un escenario en común: México.

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Product Description: Debate. Barcelona. 2010. 23 cm. 283 p. Encuadernación en tapa blanda de editorial ilustrada. Colección 'Debate historia'. Traducción de Carmen Criado. Homero-. Crítica e interpretación. Homero-. Influencia. Criado Fernández, Carmen ...read more

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9788483067338 | Italian edition edition (Debate Editorial, May 1, 2010), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Debate.

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Product Description: En Una historia de la lectura Alberto Manguel sigue el caprichoso y apasionante laberinto de los 6.000 años de palabra escrita. Es un entretenido ensayo sobre el papel del lector, hasta ahora el gran olvidado de la historia de la literatura, desde las tablillas sumerias de arcilla al CD-Rom...read more

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9788420642925, titled "Una historia de la lectura / A History of Reading" | Alianza Editorial Sa, June 30, 2005, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: En Una historia de la lectura Alberto Manguel sigue el caprichoso y apasionante laberinto de los 6.
9788420672618, titled "Una historia de la lectura / A History of Reading" | Poc edition (Alianza Editorial Sa, June 30, 2005), cover price $20.95 | About this edition: Con un espíritu lúdico que atrapará a todo aficionado al libro y a la lectura, ALBERTO MANGUEL traza en esta deliciosa mezcla de psicología, historia, anécdotas, memoria, fantasía, estudios clásicos, etc.

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Product Description: Inspired by the process of creating a library for his fifteenth-century home near the Loire, in France, Alberto Manguel, the acclaimed writer on books and reading, has taken up the subject of libraries. “Libraries,” he says, “have always seemed to me pleasantly mad places, and for as long as I can remember I’ve been seduced by their labyrinthine logic...read more

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9780300139143 | Yale Univ Pr, April 29, 2008, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Inspired by the process of creating a library for his fifteenth-century home near the Loire, in France, Alberto Manguel, the acclaimed writer on books and reading, has taken up the subject of libraries.

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9780300151305 | Yale Univ Pr, April 28, 2009, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Inspired by the process of creating a library for his fifteenth-century home near the Loire, in France, Alberto Manguel, the acclaimed writer on books and reading, has taken up the subject of libraries.

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Product Description: In 1943, Northrop Frye wrote a paper, left unfinished, on "the state of the world." His ideas of what to expect after the end of the war and the role that literature might play in a time of peace, are the starting point for a meditation on the roles of writer and reader, and what kind of vision is required of them to explore and depict the world...read more

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9780864925169 | Bilingual edition (Goose Lane Editions, September 19, 2008), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: In 1943, Northrop Frye wrote a paper, left unfinished, on "the state of the world.

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Product Description: The end of ethnic nationalism — building societies that promote civic nationalism with universally accepted value systems — seems eminently sensible. But something is going wrong. In these 2007 Massey Lectures, Alberto Manguel takes a fresh look at the problems that come with creating new societies...read more

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9781847062703 | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, March 20, 2008, cover price $26.90 | About this edition: The end of ethnic nationalism — building societies that promote civic nationalism with universally accepted value systems — seems eminently sensible.

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9780887847639 | House of Anansi Pr, November 28, 2007, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The end of ethnic nationalism — building societies that promote civic nationalism with universally accepted value systems — seems eminently sensible.

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Product Description: Why are libraries such desirable commissions for contemporary architects and the frequent source of inspiration for artists and writers through the ages? LOGOTOPIA - the ancient Greek for word place - explores the library through architecture, art, and literature...read more

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9781897001264 | Cambridge Galleries, February 1, 2008, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: Why are libraries such desirable commissions for contemporary architects and the frequent source of inspiration for artists and writers through the ages?

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