"Joseph Dane is known for writings that are learned, witty, and provocative; and his latest collection of essays is a further display of his idiosyncratic approach to scholarship and history."—Common Knowledge
"Joseph A. Dane has been the most provocative and idiosyncratic of bibliographical scholars. His own scholarship develops through intensely technical studies of artifacts and phenomena—a particular title page, a particular mechanism in the print shop, the work of a particular printer or editor—that create a broader narrative arc, the primary goal of which is to unmask assumptions that he often calls 'myths.' His work has the precision of the best people in the field, combined with an ironic stance and an imaginative archival sensibility."—Seth Lerer, University of California, San Diego
About the Author
Joseph A. Dane is Professor of English at the University of Southern California. He is the author of numerous books, including The Myth of Print Culture: Essays on Evidence, Textuality, and Bibliographical Analysis.