- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Continuum (December 8, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1472914775
- ISBN-13: 978-1472914774
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #912,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Frank Furedi fled to England in 1956 from Hungary. He was appointed Professor of Social Studies at the University of Kent and has been celebrated as a pundit and public intellectual throughout the English speaking world. His most celebrated books include The Culture of Fear and Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone?
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Furedi is particularly opposed to the post-modernists who disparage writing in favor of oral culture, those who belittle the importance of reading. Despite the title, he does not really engage with e-reading or Twitter.
Those interested will also like Alberto Manguel's "History of Reading", and Stanislas Dehaene's "Reading in the Brain" on its physiology.