From Molecules to Metaphors: The Founder of a Literary Magazine Reflects on her Transition

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Alberto Manguel: Reading as a Conquest of Space and Time

Alberto Manguel, author of A History of Reading, recalls the
time, as a four-year-old, when he was first able to decipher the signs on a
billboard. He says the new magical attribute – being able to read – felt akin
to acquiring a new sense. After all reading enables the conquest of time and
space, or in the words of the 16th Century Baroque writer,

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