Sunday, October 28, 2007

Alberto Manguel's The City of Words

My review of this year's Massey Lecture by Alberto Manguel here. (Not sure if the slips in the review are my own or those of the typo-goblins, so let's call it a draw.)

I re-read Northrop Frye's The Educated Imagination just before reading the Manguel, and, though it's maybe unfair to put anybody up against Frye, the effect was like trading in a stealth bomber for a bicycle.

I also read Thomas King's The Truth About Stories, which, though not as academically or intellectually rigorous as the Manguel, was much more emotionally accurate and piercing.

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