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The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age by [Birkerts, Sven]
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What hath the inexpensive personal computer, the portable cassette player, and the CD-ROM wrought? Are books as we know them dead? And does--or should--it matter if they are? Birkerts, a renowned critic, examines the practice of reading with an eye to what the future will bring.

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In his jeremiad, literary critic Birkets predicts that the information superhighway will lead to an erosion of language and a diminishing of sustained critical thought.
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  • File Size: 686 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 14, 2006)
  • Publication Date: November 14, 2006
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZM07RK
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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