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This review is from: A History of Reading (Paperback)
Insightful and readable account of man's relationship with the written word. This is a timely account showing how the transmission of thoughts and ideas through the written word has changed through the evolution of culture, learning, and the physical form of the written word. At a time when the informational age pushes us towards a new relationships with the written word, it is worth taking stock of how we got to this point in our cultural history.
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Initial post: 5 Oct 2010 13:15:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Jan 2011 10:38:21 GMT
This sounds as if it has been written by the publisher/someone who has not read the book - there is a deadness in the adjectives and an inertness in the verbs. I am not disrespecting Manguel, who writes beautifully without annoyingly striving for belle-lettrism.
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