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Alberto Manguel
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  • About this Author
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Internationally acclaimed as an anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist and editor, Alberto Manguel is the bestselling author of several award-winning books, including A Dictionary of Imaginary Places and A History of Reading. He was born in Buenos Aires, moved to Canada in 1982 and now lives in France, where he was named an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters.

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Bulfinch's Mythology

Written by Thomas Bulfinch
Foreword by Alberto Manguel


Format: Trade Paperback, 888 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 11, 1998
Price: $19.95

For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity; Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths; and the age of chivalry have been known.

The stories are divided into three sections: The Age... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.

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Reading Pictures
What We Think About When We Look at Art
Written by Alberto Manguel


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 15, 2002
Price: $19.00

This profoundly illuminating, entertaining book could well change the way we "read" the visual world around us, and certainly help open our eyes and minds to its astonishing riches. The language in which we speak about art has become steadily more abstruse, a jargon that only art critics and con-artists can... Read more >
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