Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Alberto Manguel

Albert Manguel writes about books. Actually I should say that he writes eloquently about books—owning them, creating a library and now in this essay about books for specific occasions.

"There are books for reading after lovemaking and books to read while waiting in the airport lounge, books for the breakfast table and for the bathroom, books for insomniac nights at home and for insomniac days in the hospital."

This essay in Geist magazine came about because he was in the hospital without anything to read:
Hospital Reading

An opinion piece of Alberto Manguel's, also from Geist
Role Models and Readers

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