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Book / Βιβλίο

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Quirky and humorous, part poetry, part reflection, this is the story of the book told by none other than Book himself! This extraordinary character begins by reminding us of his origins in oral story and clay tablets, then ponders on papyrus, parchment and paper, and on being a scroll who finally gets a spine. We see him lovingly illuminated by monks in medieval monasteries, then witness the massive changes brought about by the invention of the printing press, and the coming of paperbacks and e-books in the 20th century. But Book’s not a straightforwardly chronological chap; he can’t help musing – and his musings, whether they’re on the evolution of the alphabet, libraries, book-burning or blurbs, are delightful and thought-provoking. Years of reflection and observation have gone into this charming title – John Agard signed the contract with Walker 16 years ago!

Για αιώνες έλεγα ιστορίες άλλων. Τώρα ήρθε η ώρα να πω τη δική μου. Την ιστορία των περιπετειών μου μέχρι να φτάσω σ’ αυτό το ράφι. Μου τσάκισαν τις σελίδες. Γέλασαν μαζί μου. Έκλαψαν μαζί μου. Μ’ απαγόρευσαν και μ’ έκαψαν. Μ’ έθαψαν στην έρημο. Είδα την ακμή και την πτώση πολιτισμών. Μα επέζησα. Και θα δεις, αγαπητέ αναγνώστη, ότι η ιστορία μου είναι όντως συναρπαστική.

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Weight 0.272 kg
Author(s)

John Agard

ISBN

9789601664941

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Year

Language(s)

Original Title

Book

Translator(s)

Giannis Doukas

Pages

144

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Cover