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The Traveler, the Tower, and the Worm: The Reader as Metaphor (Material Texts) Kindle Edition
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"[Alberto Manguel's] imagination is supple and generous, and his work is full of surprises."—A. S. Byatt, The Washington Post
"The area which Alberto Manguel has mapped for himself is that of the eros of reading. He celebrates the diversities of desire—tempestuous, hidden, intermittent, lapsed—which relate us to a literary text."—George Steiner, The Guardian
On Alberto Manguel:--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B00CXJQUE6
- Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press; 1st edition (May 28, 2013)
- Publication date : May 28, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1924 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 152 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,408,427 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Similarly his chapters on the reader as traveler becomes a little dense in the metaphors of metaphors department and required a great deal of focus with little payoff. Gems of insight are sprinkled throughout the text of course and his sections on the book worm was witty and convincing, especially as it used Emma Bovary and Don Quioxte as examples of deluded readers. But this has to go down as one of Mr Manguel's slighter efforts, not without merit but not essential either.