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Visible voices : translating verse into script & print, 300 B.C.-A.D. 2000

Author: Nicolas Barker
Publisher: Manchester : Lives and Letters, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Visible Voices Nicolas Barker traces the development of poetry from its ancient origin as an oral medium to its modern incarnation as a primarily written or printed artform. The book moves from the pictograms of the Ancient Near East through the development of alphabetic scripts, the traditions of Medieval European manuscripts, the shift from script to print, all the way to the innovations and experiments of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolas Barker
ISBN: 9781847772121 1847772129
OCLC Number: 949991969
Description: 1 volume
Contents: Prologue --
Before the alphabet --
The alphabet: from east to west --
And back again: Latin and vernacular --
The poet on the page --
The muse in print --
The muse conscious of form --
Envoi?
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In Visible Voices Nicolas Barker traces the history of the 'translation' of poetry from a spoken medium to a written, or printed, medium.  Read more...

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