Packing My Library An Elegy and Ten Digressions

In June 2015 Alberto Manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France's Loire Valley and reestablish himself in a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan's Upper West...

Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey A Biography

No one knows if there was a man named Homer, but there is little doubt that the epic poems assembled under his name form the cornerstone of Western literature. The Iliad and the...

Curiosity

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...

Com Borges

Em 1964, Alberto Manguel, então com dezesseis anos, trabalhava em uma famosa livraria de Buenos Aires, onde era possível encontrar as últimas novidades publicadas na Europa e...

O Leitor Como Metáfora: O Viajante, A Torre E A Traça

"Tanto quanto se pode dizer, os seres humanos são a única espécie para a qual o mundo parece composto de histórias", escreve Alberto Manguel. Lemos o livro do mundo de muitas...