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The death of the book : modernist novels and the time of reading

The death of the book : modernist novels and the time of reading

Author: John Lurz
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"An examination of the ways major novels by Marcel Proust, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf draw attention to their embodiment in the object of the book, The Death of the Book considers how bookish format plays a role in some of the twentieth century's most famous literary experiments. Tracking the passing of time in which reading unfolds, these novels position the book's so-called death in terms that refer as much  Read more...
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Named Person: Marcel Proust; James Joyce; Virginia Woolf
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Lurz
ISBN: 9780823270972 0823270971 9780823270989 082327098X
OCLC Number: 988775053
Awards: Winner of Choice: Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Description: 1 v. (199 p.) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Opening the Book Chapter 1. The Books of the Recherche Chapter 2. The Reader of Ulysses Chapter 3. The Dark Print of Finnegans Wake Chapter 4. The Pages in Jacob's Room Chapter 5. The Binding of The Waves Coda: The Afterlives of Reading Notes Bibliography
Responsibility: John Lurz.
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An examination of the ways major modernist novels use the physical book to track the passing of time in which reading necessarily unfolds, this study explores the sense of finitude and transience  Read more...


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