Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Art of Reading. Discovery.

"There is an unabridgeable chasm between the book that tradition has declared a classic and the book (the same book) that we have made ourselves through instinct, emotion and understanding: suffered through it, rejoiced in it, translated into into our own experience...essentially become its first discovers, an experience as astonishing as finding Friday's footprint on the sand."


Alberto Manguel, "The Library as Island".

2 comments:

Id it is said...

...so perhaps the book we have made ours may one day find itself classified as a classic, if more people choose to make it their own just as we did.

Eshuneutics said...

Perhaps...this book by Manguel is such a delightful read. It is a long time since I read a book that brought its metaphors alive and turend them into pleasure,