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Curiosity
Alberto Manguel

Curiosity has been seen through the ages as the impulse that drives our knowledge forward and the temptation that leads us toward dangerous and forbidden waters. The question “Why?” has appeared under a multiplicity of guises and in vastly different contexts throughout the chapters of human history. Why does evil exist? What is beauty? How does language inform us? What defines our identity? What is our responsibility to the world? In Alberto Manguel’s most personal book to date, the author tracks his own life of curiosity through the reading that has mapped his way.
 
Manguel chooses as his guides a selection of writers who sparked his imagination. He dedicates each chapter to a single thinker, scie...


2015   392 pp.  51 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300184785  $30.00

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The Dirty Dust
Cré na Cille
 



The Allure of the Archives
 



Radiant Truths
Essential Dispatches, Reports, Confessions, and Other Essays on American Belief
 



Stay
A History of Suicide and the Arguments Against It
 



Culture Crash
The Killing of the Creative Class
 



Status Update
Celebrity, Publicity, and Branding in the Social Media Age
 



Ukrainian Nationalism
Politics, Ideology, and Literature, 1929-1956
 



Why the Romantics Matter
 



The Virtue of Sympathy
Magic, Philosophy, and Literature in Seventeenth-Century England
 



The Big House
Image and Reality of the American Prison
 



Anna Karenina
 



Artists Under Hitler
Collaboration and Survival in Nazi Germany
 



The Polemics of Possession in Spanish American Narrative
 



Three Thousand Years of Hebrew Versification
Essays in Comparative Prosody
 



Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities
Painting, Poetry, Music
 



Suspended Sentences
Three Novellas
 



Wordsworth’s Poetry 1787-1814
 



Eugene O'Neill
A Life in Four Acts
 



Friendship
 



Openwork
Poetry and Prose
 

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