A History of Reading

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August 2004



"Takes in a wonderful diversity of things."-"Nature Now available in paperback, this final volume in the trilogy "Language/Writing/Reading traces the complete story of reading from the time when symbols first acquired meaning through to the electronic texts of the digital age. The author concludes with an examination of "visual language" and modern theories of how reading is processed in the brain, and suggests a radical new definition of what reading truly is.


Steven Roger Fischer is Director of the Institute of Polynesian Languages and Literatures in Auckland, New Zealand. A History of Reading is the final book in Fischer's trilogy which also includes A History of Language and A History of Writing, as well as Island at the End of the World: The Turbulent History of Easter Island, all available from Reaktion Books.


Of the three volumes in Steven Roger Fischer's hugely ambitious and sedulously executed trilogy, the first two dealt with language and writing. This one, however, is the most suggestive and open, dedicated not only to the technicalities of his subject but to the everyday experience of communication... Fischer lets his historical readers speak for themselves, ceaselessly seduced by textual magic The Independent Starting from the Bronze Age and ending with modern emails and a possible future of e-books, Steven Fischer's A History of Reading takes in a wonderful diversity of things Nature It's an exciting story, which the author tells clearly and chronologically Daily Telegraph
EAN: 9781861892096
ISBN: 1861892098
Untertitel: 'Globalities'. 20 black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Reaktion Books
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2004
Seitenanzahl: 384 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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