Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading, and our “essential function”

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There is nowhere to begin with A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel when you’ve got a mind as speckle-y and inane as mine. Faced with this kind of book-dorkery-in-a-book, the tendency is to quote long passages from each of the chapters, and [over-] share personal experience that basically says, “I agree, I agree!”

[I have tried to offset the projected self-indulgence of this post—and, come on, these are a smidge of my notes and marginalia for Manguel’s book—by putting up two earlier posts about it, mostly quotes: [01] About that enlightened group of people who specialize in book thievery; and [02] about The Büchernarr, or the Book Fool.]

And I think I’m going to do that, or, well, do that for one chapter or two—and even then there’s a lot of chopping off to do. This is going to be a ridiculous post as it is…

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