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The Resource Book of the heart, Eric Jager

Book of the heart, Eric Jager

Label
Book of the heart
Title
Book of the heart
Statement of responsibility
Eric Jager
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Eric Jager traces the history and psychology of the self-as-text concept from antiquity to the modern day, discussing writers from Plato, Augustine, and Dante to Shakespeare, Locke, and Freud. He focuses especially on the Middle Ages, when the metaphor of a "book of the heart" modeled on the manuscript codex attained its most vivid expressions in literature and art." "Jager also shows how the medieval "book of the heart" was replaced by the early modern "book of the brain" with the birth of printing, Protestantism, and the New Science. In a conclusion, he considers what the much-prophesied "death of the book" might portend for twenty-first-century conceptions of the post-textual self."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jager, Eric
Dewey number
700/.415
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.H374
LC item number
J34 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • Heart in literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Heart
Label
Book of the heart, Eric Jager
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-233) 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
  • Codex or Computer?
  • Origins
  • Augustine
  • The Scriptorium of the Heart
  • Lovers
  • Saints
  • Everyman
  • Picturing the Metaphor
  • After Gutenberg
Control code
42454116
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780226391168
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99047258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Book of the heart, Eric Jager
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-233) 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
  • Codex or Computer?
  • Origins
  • Augustine
  • The Scriptorium of the Heart
  • Lovers
  • Saints
  • Everyman
  • Picturing the Metaphor
  • After Gutenberg
Control code
42454116
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780226391168
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99047258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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