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The reader in the book : a study of spaces and traces

Author: Stephen Orgel
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Oxford textual perspectives; Oxford textual perspectives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A study of the archaeology and sociology of the use of margins and other blank spaces. Marginalia constitute a significant dimension of the book's history, and what readers did to books often added to their value. This study deals with books in which the text and marginalia are in intense communication with each other, in which reading constitutes an active and sometimes adversarial engagement with the book. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Orgel
ISBN: 9780198737568 0198737564
OCLC Number: 907661319
Description: xiv, 171 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 21 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
Reading in action --
Learning Latin --
Writing from the stage --
Spenser from the margins --
Scherzo: the insatiate countess and the Puritan revolution --
Reading with the Countess of Pembroke and Montgomery --
Coda: a note from the future --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Oxford textual perspectives; Oxford textual perspectives.
Responsibility: Stephen Orgel.
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The Reader in the Book examines the history, archaeology, and sociology of the use of margins and other blank spaces in early modern books to shed light on reading practices, how books were read, and  Read more...

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good value ... a study of early modern marginalia but also - the bit I'm looking forward to - a reflection on our more recent idolization of the clean, unmarked page. Hal Jensen, Summer Books Read more...

 
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