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The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories Hardcover – Oct 31 2006


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  • Hardcover: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Canada; 1 edition (Oct. 31 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670064491
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670064496
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.8 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,114,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Born in Buenos Aires in 1948, ALBERTO MANGUEL is an acclaimed, award-winning Canadian writer. He is the author of numerous non-fiction books, including the innovative The Dictionary of Imaginary Places (co-written with Gianni Guadalupi) and A History of Reading, The Library at Night, and novels such as News from a Foreign Country Came. As a teenager in Buenos Aires, he served as a reader for the blind Jorge Luis Borges. He currently lives in the South of France.

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By Rodge TOP 50 REVIEWER on Oct. 20 2012
Format: Hardcover
This collection of stories from 20th century writers won't exactly leave you warm and fuzzy and won't blow you away with profundity either. There are some unique works here, with the occasional laugh. Features writers like Alice Munro, John Cheever, and Vladimir Nabokov so you get an international flavor. If you want a take on subjects related to or parallel to Christmas this collection is fine, but the collection as a whole doesn't necessarily provide a compelling reason for its existence.
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