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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
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 US, 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." ---Book jacket
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
809/.911
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.I64
LC item number
E34 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Socken, Paul
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and the Internet
  • Literature and technology
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Literature and society
Label
The edge of the precipice : why read literature in the digital age?, edited by Paul Socken
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: A return to the educated imagination / Paul Socken -- 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 -- Literature as virtual reality / Stephen Brockmann -- How Molière and Co. helped me get my students hooked on literature / Leonard Rosmarin -- A world without books? / Vincent Giroud -- Language speaks us : Sophie's tree and the paradox of self / Mark Kingwell -- 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 -- 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
843520457
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780773541788
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)843520457
Label
The edge of the precipice : why read literature in the digital age?, edited by Paul Socken
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: A return to the educated imagination / Paul Socken -- 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 -- Literature as virtual reality / Stephen Brockmann -- How Molière and Co. helped me get my students hooked on literature / Leonard Rosmarin -- A world without books? / Vincent Giroud -- Language speaks us : Sophie's tree and the paradox of self / Mark Kingwell -- 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 -- 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
843520457
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780773541788
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)843520457

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