The Traveler, the Tower, and the Worm: The Reader as Metaphor
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. We may be recluses, withdrawing through our reading into our own ivory towers. Or we may devour our books like burrowing worms, not to benefit from the wisdom they contain but merely to stuff ourselves with countless words.
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Review: The Traveler, the Tower, and the Worm: The Reader as Metaphor (Material Texts)User Review - Michael - Goodreads
The three chapters of the work comprise an edited version of the author's 2011 Rosenbach Lectures, delivered at the University of Pennsylvania. In the book, he expands on some themes introduced in his ... Read full review
Review: The Traveler, the Tower, and the Worm: The Reader as Metaphor (Material Texts)User Review - Goodreads
I have loved all Alberto Manguel's earlier books: The Library at Night, and A History of Reading and The Dictionary of Imaginary Places so I ordered this book prior to its release. I must report that ...
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