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We become human through language. We come into the world recognizing the stories that surround us and trying to put these stories into words. But language is a weak tool and rarely manages to communicate what it is we want to say. What are the obstacles to making ourselves understood, and how can we overcome them in a society in which the intellectual act holds no prestige?
In partnership with the Society for Graduate Students at Western and the London Public Library.
Video. Words Festival on Youtube [1:16:06 / Language: English]

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iThra Culture   [45:57 / Language: English]

The Teagle Fund Working Group, “What is a Reader?” sponsored a day of events at the University of California, Santa Cruz on January 26th, 2012
Video. IHR on Vimeo [37:02 / Language: English]

Der Schriftsteller Alberto Manguel war als Jugendlicher Vorleser vom erblindenden Jorge Luis Borges. In dessen Werk lernte Manguel das Dunkel der Existenz kennen. Abgründig und unheimlich ist denn auch seine Neuerscheinung «Zwei Liebhaber des Schattens»...
SRF Player   [55:22 / Language: German]

Poem: There Are No Koalas In Norway
MFA Norway  [02:17 / Language: English]

tvochannel  [45:39 / Language: English]

2010 Finzi-Contini Lectures at Yale Universitys Whitney Humanities Center.
YaleUniversity  [01:05:11 / Language: English]

L’altra metà del libro – il festival di quelli che leggono – dedica tre giorni a “la lettura e il sogno” per parlare di libri, di autori e di lettori.”Il libro ha bisogno del lettore per venire alla luce. Con David Albahari, …
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Alberto Manguel fue lector de Borges debido a la ceguera del autor argentino. Pero durante ese tiempo también descubrió el lector que había en Borges y el lector que Borges quería encontrar en todas las personas…
casamerica  [16:43 / Language: Spanish]

One of the most delightful books I read this past year was “The Library at Night,” a series of essays on the “idea” of the library through time and place, from ancient Alexandria to the Web, with stops along the way at the personal library of some 30,000 books that author Alberto Manguel has built for himself… His new volume is titled, “A Reader on Reading.”
Pbs NewsHour  [08:15 / Language: English]

tvochannel  [52:34 / Language: English]



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