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The Journeys of Books
The Journeys of Books

Author(s): Robert Coravu
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Library and Information Science
Published by: Trivent Publishing
Keywords: role of the book; reading as a journey; mobile libraries; book sharing; ebooks
Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this essay is to underline the connection between books and travelling, on concrete and metaphorical levels. Travelling is not just the distance between the starting point and the destination. The journey involves a change in the state of the traveller on an emotional, cognitive, and spiritual level. From this perspective, the book is always the fulfilled promise of a journey. It is at the same time the territory and the vehicle of an inner, exploratory travel, and a cultural object that, in order to fulfil its purpose, must walk the way to the reader, its destination. Last, but not least, the book travels over time as a form of recorded memory of mankind.

  • Page Range: 152-155
  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English