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The virtual Marshall McLuhan

Author: Donald F Theall
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Marshall McLuhan explored everything from popular culture to the occult to the emerging digital revolution. In the Virtual Marshall McLuhan Donald Theall discusses the influences that shaped McLuhan's ideas and examines McLuhan's roles as artist, pop guru, shaman, and scholar. Theall, McLuhan's first doctoral student, provides new information about their relationship creating a picture of McLuhan as a complex human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Marshall McLuhan; Marshall McLuhan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald F Theall
ISBN: 0773521194 9780773521193
OCLC Number: 44751521
Description: xii, 305 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prelude: McLuhan's Basic Probes and Perceptions --
Introduction: Who/What Is Marshall McLuhan? --
The Techno-Prophet as Poet and Trickster --
McLuhan the Correspondent: His Writings as Probes, Percepts, and Affects --
From the Trivium to the Tetrad: Media as Artefact and Language --
The Professor and the Publicist: Tom Wolfe, the Firehouse Boys, and Marshall --
McLuhanesque Ambivalence: Power and Cultural Production --
McLuhan and the Cults: Gnosticism, Hermeticism, and Modernism --
McLuhan as Prepostmodernist and Forerunner of French Theory --
McLuhan as Trickster: The Poetry of Cliche --
McLuhan, Joyce, and the Evolution of Cyberculture --
Joyce, Light, and the Road to Digiculture --
McLuhan as Modern Satirist --
Conclusion: Rehabilitating the Arts and the Artist --
Biographical Notes and The Medium Is the Rear View Mirror --
Edmund Carpenter, "That Not-So-Silent Sea".
Responsibility: Donald F. Theall ; with a historical appendix by Edmund Carpenter.

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A major critical discussion of the work of Marshall McLuhan. This book explores and explains the significance of the emergence of McLuhan as an important figure in North America, in the development  Read more...

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