Curiosity, Alberto Manguel
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Curiosity

Author: Alberto Manguel

Narrator: John McDonough

Unabridged: 15 hr 47 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: 05/15/2015

Genre: Literary Collections - Essays

Synopsis

Alberto Manguels The History of Reading was an international bestseller translated into thirty-four languages and for which Manguel earned the MEdicis Prize. Fourteen years later, Manguel anchors his new book in the primal connection between reading and curiosity. Tracing twenty-five centuries of human history, from the fourth century BC to the present day, Manguel dedicates each of his chapters to a single characterranging from our best-known thinkers, scientists, and artists to seemingly minor figures of whom we know little more than one inspired utterancein whom he identifies a particular way of asking the question Why?. Above all, he aims to awake in readers a consciousness of their own powers of enquiry and imagination, of their right to doubt and contest assumed answers, and of their responsibility in furthering the questions our ancestors were asking far away and long ago.

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