Reading is Genealogical

Reading is Genealogy

Here’s a handmade response to “The Translator as Reader” in Alberto Manguel’s A History of Reading.  This bit here on reading as genealogy was particularly striking to me:

“I mean that every book has been engendered by long successions of other books whose covers you may never see and whose authors you may never know but which echo in the one you now hold in your hand” (266).