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The Resource The edge of the precipice : why read literature in the digital age?, edited by Paul Socken

The edge of the precipice : why read literature in the digital age?, edited by Paul Socken

Label
The edge of the precipice : why read literature in the digital age?
Title
The edge of the precipice
Title remainder
why read literature in the digital age?
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paul Socken
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Can a case be made for reading literature in the digital age? Does literature still matter in this era of instant information? Is it even possible to advocate for serious, sustained reading with all manner of social media distracting us, fragmenting our concentration, and demanding short, rapid communication? In The Edge of the Precipice, Paul Socken brings together a thoughtful group of writers, editors, philosophers, librarians, archivists, and literary critics from Canada, the U.S., France, England, South Africa, and Australia to contemplate the state of literature in the twenty-first century. Including essays by outstanding contributors such as Alberto Manguel, Mark Kingwell, Lori Saint-Martin, Sven Birkerts, Katia Grubisic, Drew Nelles, and J. Hillis Miller, this collection presents a range of perspectives about the importance of reading literature today
Member of
Cataloging source
CNNOR
Dewey number
809/.911
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN56.I64
LC item number
E34 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Socken, Paul
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Literature and technology
  • Literature and the Internet
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Books and reading
  • Literature and technology
  • Literature and the Internet
Label
The edge of the precipice : why read literature in the digital age?, edited by Paul Socken
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: A Return to the Educated Imagination / Paul Socken -- Technology, Science, and the Book. Why I Read War and Peace on a Kindle (and Bought the Book When I Was Done) / Michael Austin -- Reading in a Digital Age: Notes on Why the Novel and the Internet Are Opposites, and Why the Latter Both Undermines the Former and Makes It More Necessary / Sven Birkerts -- Solitary Reading in an Age of Compulsory Sharing / Drew Nelles --
  • Physical and Philosophical Approaches. A World without Books? / Vincent Giroud -- Language Speaks Us : Sophie's Tree and the Paradox of Self / Mark Kingwell --
  • Poetic Readings. The End of Reading / Alberto Manguel -- Cold Heaven, Cold Comfort : Should We Read or Teach Literature Now? / J. Hillis Miller -- Fragments from an Entirely Subjective Story of Reading / Lori Saint-Martin -- A Very Good Chance of Getting Somewhere Else / Katia Grubisic --
  • Literature and the World (Part Two). Thinking Deeply in Reading and Writing / Keith Oatley -- Don't Panic : Reading Literature in the Digital Age / Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia -- Why Read against the Grain? Confessions of an Addict / Gerhard van der Linde
Control code
1087926905
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773589872
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt31kn4t
  • 7f24181a-e1fc-4c41-b789-a3dab88fa993
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1087926905
Label
The edge of the precipice : why read literature in the digital age?, edited by Paul Socken
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: A Return to the Educated Imagination / Paul Socken -- Technology, Science, and the Book. Why I Read War and Peace on a Kindle (and Bought the Book When I Was Done) / Michael Austin -- Reading in a Digital Age: Notes on Why the Novel and the Internet Are Opposites, and Why the Latter Both Undermines the Former and Makes It More Necessary / Sven Birkerts -- Solitary Reading in an Age of Compulsory Sharing / Drew Nelles --
  • Physical and Philosophical Approaches. A World without Books? / Vincent Giroud -- Language Speaks Us : Sophie's Tree and the Paradox of Self / Mark Kingwell --
  • Poetic Readings. The End of Reading / Alberto Manguel -- Cold Heaven, Cold Comfort : Should We Read or Teach Literature Now? / J. Hillis Miller -- Fragments from an Entirely Subjective Story of Reading / Lori Saint-Martin -- A Very Good Chance of Getting Somewhere Else / Katia Grubisic --
  • Literature and the World (Part Two). Thinking Deeply in Reading and Writing / Keith Oatley -- Don't Panic : Reading Literature in the Digital Age / Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia -- Why Read against the Grain? Confessions of an Addict / Gerhard van der Linde
Control code
1087926905
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773589872
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt31kn4t
  • 7f24181a-e1fc-4c41-b789-a3dab88fa993
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1087926905

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