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Alberto Manguel

There is no way to step back from the orgy of kisses without offending. Read more

Columns

Reading is a subversive activity and does not believe in the convention of borders. Read more

Columns

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Airport security assures Alberto Manguel that he has been randomly picked. Read more

Columns

We insist The Devil whispers horrible things in our ear and inspires our worst deeds. Read more

Columns

The craft of untruth has been perfected. Read more

Columns

The novelist can often better define reality than the historian. Read more

Columns

"Authenticity is the essential quality of all travel literature, imaginary or real." Read more

Columns

Manguel Named Director of the National Library of Argentina

Alberto Manguel, longtime Geist contributor, has been named director of the National Library of Argentina! Read more

GEIST NEWS

Annabel Lyon’s new book, The Best Thing for You (McClelland & Stewart), is a collection of three novellas and one of the best things in new fiction this season. Read more

Reviews

Alberto Manguel, this country's man of letters par excellence, has a new collection: Into the Looking-Glass Wood: Essays on Words and the World (Knopf), consisting of twenty-two essays cast in the assured voice of a man who knows the world and is kno Read more

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ADVICE FOR THE LIT-LORN
WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

 

Why do you always write “such as” instead of the easier, quicker and more down-to-earth “like,” in a phrase with one or more examples?

 
—Theresa G., Greater Vancouver
 

Read the answer from Geist Editors!

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