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Manguel, Alberto

Alberto Manguel is an internationally acclaimed author, anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist and editor. His bestselling and award-winning books include A Dictionary of Imaginary Places and A History of Reading. He was born in Buenos Aires, lived in Canada for many years, and now lives in France. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including a Guggenheim Fellowship.<#InMedia#><#AuthorVideo#><#AuthorWebsite#><#AuthorTwitter#><#AuthorFaceBook#>
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The City Of Words: Understanding Civilisation Through Story

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'Manguel speaks movingly and convincingly about the power of literature to counter the reductive forces of nationalism, to bridge divides, to heal rifts, and to liberate citizens from mere consumerhood.' - The Georgia Straight. Alberto Manguel suggests a fresh approach: we should look at what visionaries, poets, novelists, essayists and filmmakers have to say about building societies. Perhaps the stories we tell hold secret keys to the human heart.