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Marshall McLuhan : escape into understanding : a biography

Author: W Terrence Gordon; Marshall McLuhan
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The originator of such widely used phrases as "the global village" and "the medium is the message," Marshall McLuhan -- the prescient media guru -- is finally attracting the critical attention he deserves. In the 1960s, McLuhan blazed the intellectual territory which we are only coming to grips with today. This couldn't be a better time for a readable, full-scale treatment of his writings, a book that reflects the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gordon, W. Terrence, 1942-
Marshall McLuhan.
New York : Basic Books, ©1997
(OCoLC)605235752
Online version:
Gordon, W. Terrence, 1942-
Marshall McLuhan.
New York : Basic Books, ©1997
(OCoLC)608474628
Named Person: Marshall McLuhan; Marshall McLuhan; Marshall McLuhan; Marshall McLuhan; McLuhan, Marshall <1911-1980>; Marshall McLuhan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Terrence Gordon; Marshall McLuhan
ISBN: 0465005497 9780465005499 0465044174 9780465044177
OCLC Number: 37791077
Description: xiv, 465 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Breaking Ground --
The Fortunes of Family --
Intellectual Seeds --
England's Green and Pleasant Land --
Dagwood's America --
A Professor in Spite of Himself --
From California to Cambridge Ricorso --
Breaching and Bridging --
Duelogue --
McLuhan's Canada --
Conversations with Congenial Minds --
A Beachhead in Toronto --
Canada's McLuhan --
From the Centre Out --
The Good Ground --
Closure --
To the Four Corners of the Global Village --
The Final Vortex --
McLuhan's Legacy --
Understanding McLuhan --
Is McLuhan a Linguist? --
Feedforward --
Recent Works on McLuhan.
Responsibility: W. Terrence Gordon.

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The originator of such widely used phrases as "the global village" and "the medium is the message," Marshall McLuhan -- the prescient media guru -- is finally attracting the critical attention he deserves. In the 1960s, McLuhan blazed the intellectual territory which we are only coming to grips with today. This couldn't be a better time for a readable, full-scale treatment of his writings, a book that reflects the range and depth of his thought accurately and accessibly. Marshall McLuhan: Escape into Understanding fills this gap.

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