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Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word

Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word


作者  /  Matthew Battles

出版社 / W. W. NORTON & COMPANY, INC.

出版日期 / 2016/08/23

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$595

售價 / 9折, NT$ 536

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A profound, eloquent meditation on the history of writing, from Mesopotamia to multimedia.

Why does writing exist? What does it mean to those who write? Born from the interplay of natural and cultural history, the seemingly magical act of writing has continually expanded our consciousness. Portrayed in mythology as either a gift from heroes or a curse from the gods, it has been used as both an instrument of power and a channel of the divine; a means of social bonding and of individual self-definition. Now, as the revolution once wrought by the printed word gives way to the digital age, many fear that the art of writing, and the nuanced thinking nurtured by writing, are under threat. But writing itself, despite striving for permanence, is always in the midst of growth and transfiguration.

Celebrating the impulse to record, invent, and make one's mark, Matthew Battles reenchants the written word for all those susceptible to the power and beauty of writing in all of its forms.
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詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681353384009
ISBN 13 /9780393352924
ISBN 10 /0393352927
EAN /9780393352924

頁數272
尺寸21.1X14CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
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