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Alberto Manguel

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Description:

Alberto Manguel’s The History of Reading was an international bestseller translated into thirty-four languages and for which Manguel earned the MEdicis Prize. Fourteen years later, Manguel anchors his new book in the primal connection between reading and curiosity. Tracing twenty-five centuries of human history, from the fourth century BC to the present day, Manguel dedicates each of his chapters to a single character—ranging from our best-known thinkers, scientists, and artists to seemingly minor figures of whom we know little more than one inspired utterance—in whom he identifies a particular way of asking the question “Why?”. Above all, he aims to “awake in readers a consciousness of their own powers of enquiry and imagination, of their right to doubt and contest assumed answers, and of their responsibility in furthering the questions our ancestors were asking far away and long ago.”

Language:

English

Narrators:

John McDonough

Length:

15h 47m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

32:00


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

40:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

54:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

45:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

53:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

45:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

58:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

59:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

47:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

54:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

56:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

51:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

41:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

53:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

44:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

59:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

46:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

52:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:38