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The Gutenberg elegies : the fate of reading in an electronic age

Author: Sven Birkerts
Publisher: New York : Faber and Faber, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays about what technology is doing to change the book as known in the early twenty-first century, and how, according to the author, this change will hurt society.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sven Birkerts
ISBN: 9780865479579 0865479577
OCLC Number: 122308836
Notes: "With a new introduction and afterword"--Cover.
Description: xv, 251 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part I. The reading self --
Part II. The electronic millennium --
Part III. Critical mass: Three meditations.
Responsibility: Sven Birkerts.
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In this boldly original challenge to the new information technologies--an essential work for anyone who cares about the future of books--Birkerts shows how, in our abrupt, heedless switch from book  Read more...

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