The Resource The library at night, Alberto Manguel

The library at night, Alberto Manguel

Label
The library at night
Title
The library at night
Statement of responsibility
Alberto Manguel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inspired by the process of creating a library for his home near the Loire, in France, Alberto Manguel, writer on books and reading, has taken up the subject of libraries. "Libraries have always seemed to me pleasantly mad places, and for as long as I can remember I've been seduced by their labyrinthine logic." In this personal, deliberately unsystematic, and wide-ranging book, he offers a meditation on the meaning of libraries. Manguel, a guide of irrepressible enthusiasm, conducts a unique library tour that extends from his childhood bookshelves to the Internet, from Ancient Egypt and Greece to the Arab world, from China and Rome to Google. He ponders the personal libraries of Charles Dickens, Jorge Luis Borges, and others. He recounts stories of people who have struggled against tyranny to preserve freedom of thought, oral "memory libraries" kept alive by prisoners, libraries of banned books, and the library of books never written.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
027
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z721
LC item number
.M25 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The library at night, Alberto Manguel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-356) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The library as myth -- The library as order -- The library as space -- The library as power -- The library as shadow -- The library as shape -- The library as chance -- The library as workshop -- The library as mind -- The library as island -- The library as survival -- The library as oblivion -- The library as imagination -- The library as identity -- The library as home
Control code
ocn402912357
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (373 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282089471
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1128h9
  • 49b0f66c-0f9c-4ffb-ae6c-abae5674b577
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32225386
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)402912357
  • pebcs0300139144

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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