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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, scientist, artist,...


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

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Poetry of Haitian Independence
 



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Cervantes' "Don Quixote"
 



Languages of the Night
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Theater of the Avant-Garde, 1890-1950
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The Most Good You Can Do
How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically
 



Blue Yodel
 



Blue Yodel
 



Dante
A Life in Works
 



Oscar Wilde's Chatterton
Literary History, Romanticism, and the Art of Forgery
 



The War That Used Up Words
American Writers and the First World War
 

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