Into the Looking Glass Wood

Into the Looking Glass Wood : Essays on Words and the World

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This collection of essays addresses the nature of books and literature as a moral imperative and explores the consequences of society's betrayal of its readers and writers. Amongst the writers who feature in the book are Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortazar, G.K. Chesterton, St Augustine and Goethe.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 145 x 223mm | 500g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747543429
  • 9780747543428
  • 1,786,618

Review quote

"These are rich and various essays, ripe with interest. Manguel says that what matters most to literature is the existence of judicious readers; this collection will help to create more such."-The Financial Times "Splendid and eloquently expressed . . . Manguel's writing at its strongest and most original."-The Times Literary Supplement "Witty and elegant, a nice piece of book-making."-The Sunday Times (London)show more

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143 ratings
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