The Library at Night (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Library at Night Offers a captivating meditation on the meaning of libraries. This title conducts a library tour that extends from the author's childhood bookshelves to the 'complete' libraries of the Internet, from Ancient Egypt and Greece to the Arab world, from China and Rome to Google.
- Published: 28 April 2009
- Format: Paperback 384 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780300151305 ISBN 10: 0300151306
- Sales rank: 54,459
Reviews for The Library at Night
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For the Love of Libraries
"The love of libraries, like most loves, must be learned"
The Library At Night is non-fiction and is a critical text and personal memoir combined by Manguel to discuss famous, historical and wonderful libraries such as the Library at Alexander of which there is no description because the scholars had such hubris, they thought it irrelevant to write one.
For someone like me, who loves the library more than any other place on earth, this book is like magic. In it, Manguel moves through chapters discussing libraries and studies as places of euthymia, A Greek word which Seneca explained means "well-being of the soul"... ( p188) The chapters are imaginative and offer opinions and learning on "The Library as Myth", "The Library as Identity", "The Library as Home", "The Library as Chance".... It's a perfervid book. by Kezia Perry