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The Resource Packing my library : an elegy and ten digressions, Alberto Manguel, (sound recording)

Packing my library : an elegy and ten digressions, Alberto Manguel, (sound recording)

Label
Packing my library : an elegy and ten digressions
Title
Packing my library
Title remainder
an elegy and ten digressions
Statement of responsibility
Alberto Manguel
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In June 2015 Alberto Manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France's Loire Valley and reestablish himself in a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Packing up his enormous, 35,000-volume personal library, choosing which books to keep, store, or cast out, Manguel found himself in deep reverie on the nature of relationships between books and readers, books and collectors, order and disorder, memory and reading. In this poignant and personal reevaluation of his life as a reader, the author illuminates the highly personal art of reading and affirms the vital role of public libraries. Manguel's musings range widely, from delightful reflections on the idiosyncrasies of book lovers to deeper analyses of historic and catastrophic book events, including the burning of ancient Alexandria's library and contemporary library lootings at the hands of ISIS. With insight and passion, the author underscores the universal centrality of books and their unique importance to a democratic, civilized, and engaged society
Cataloging source
CaOWLBI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Manguel, Alberto
Dewey number
028.9
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by James Cameron Stewart
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Stewart, James Cameron
  • Tantor Media
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manguel, Alberto
  • Books and reading
  • Public libraries
  • Private libraries
  • Libraries
Label
Packing my library : an elegy and ten digressions, Alberto Manguel, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Subtitle from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
4 audio discs (4 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781977304582
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr02077933
  • 875798
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Packing my library : an elegy and ten digressions, Alberto Manguel, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Subtitle from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
4 audio discs (4 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781977304582
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr02077933
  • 875798
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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