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The Resource Palimpsest : a history of the written word, Matthew Battles

Palimpsest : a history of the written word, Matthew Battles

Label
Palimpsest : a history of the written word
Title
Palimpsest
Title remainder
a history of the written word
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Battles
Title variation
  • History of the written word
  • Letter by letter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--The publisher
Summary
Explores the origins of writing and the historic relationship between humans and their written words and discusses the threat posed to the art of writing and the thought patterns behind it by the digital age
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10314601
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
302.2/244
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P211
LC item number
.B385 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a history of the written word
Label
Palimpsest : a history of the written word, Matthew Battles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Books in running brooks -- Origins and nature -- Pictures and things -- Writing and power -- Holy writ -- Logos ex machina -- Page as mind
Control code
20412345
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780393058857
Lccn
2015010240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99963221446
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn783163653
  • (OCoLC)783163653
Label
Palimpsest : a history of the written word, Matthew Battles
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Books in running brooks -- Origins and nature -- Pictures and things -- Writing and power -- Holy writ -- Logos ex machina -- Page as mind
Control code
20412345
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780393058857
Lccn
2015010240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99963221446
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn783163653
  • (OCoLC)783163653

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