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The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age
The Gutenberg Elegies The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age
Author: Sven Birkerts
In this engaging, cautionary look at the impact of modern technology on literary tradition, critic Birkerts warns that the information superhighway poses dire challenges to the vitality of literary criticism. In 15 original essays on the art of reading and the rise of electronic communication, he contends that emerging information technologies, ...  more »
ISBN: 291194
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 231
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Publisher: Faber and Faber
Book Type: Paperback
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The chapters about reading text in print are the best I've ever seen about the process of reading: how does reading as kids affect us, as teenagers? whether we live in an age of vertical reading (one book many times) or horizontal reading (many books, few re-read). The later chapters about the effect of the Internet on reading are less valuable.


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