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The Gutenberg elegies : the fate of reading in an electronic culture

Birkerts begins his exploration from the reader's perspective, first in several highly personal accounts of his own passion for the book, then in a suite of essays that examines what he calls "the ulterior life of reading." Against this, Birkerts sets out the contours of the transformed landscape. In his highly provocative essay "Into the Electronic Millenium" and in meditations on CD-ROM, hypertext, and audio books, he plumbs the impact of emerging technologies on the once stable reader-writer exchange. He follows these with a look at the changing climate of criticism and literary practice. He concludes with a blistering indictment of what he sees as our willingness to strike a Faustian pact with a seductive devil.

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  • "读书的挽歌"
  • "Gutenberg Elegies"
  • "Cong zhi zhi shu dao dian zi shu"
  • "Gutenberg elegies"
  • "Du shu de wan ge"
  • "从纸质书到电子书"

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  • "Birkerts begins his exploration from the reader's perspective, first in several highly personal accounts of his own passion for the book, then in a suite of essays that examines what he calls "the ulterior life of reading." Against this, Birkerts sets out the contours of the transformed landscape. In his highly provocative essay "Into the Electronic Millenium" and in meditations on CD-ROM, hypertext, and audio books, he plumbs the impact of emerging technologies on the once stable reader-writer exchange. He follows these with a look at the changing climate of criticism and literary practice. He concludes with a blistering indictment of what he sees as our willingness to strike a Faustian pact with a seductive devil."@en
  • "Birkerts bemoans the rush to embrace new technologies at the expense of the printed word."@en
  • ""In our zeal to embrace the wonders of the electronic age, are we sacrificing our literary culture? Renowned critic Sven Birkerts believes the answer is an alarming yes. In The Gutenberg Elegies, he explores the impact of technology on the experience of reading. Drawing on his own passionate, lifelong love of books, Birkerts examines how literature intimately shapes and nourishes the inner life. What does it mean to "hear" a book on audiotape, decipher its words on a screen, or interact with it on CD-ROM? Are books as we know them dead? / At once a celebration of the complex pleasures of reading and a boldly original challenge to the new information technologies, The Gutenberg Elegies is an essential volume for anyone who cares about the past and future of books. / "[A] wise and humane book....He is telling us, in short, nothing less than what reading means and why it matters." -- The Boston Sunday Globe."@en
  • "A collection of essays about what technology is doing to change the book as known in the early twenty-first century, and how, according to the author, this change will hurt society."@en
  • "A collection of essays about what technology is doing to change the book as known in the early twenty-first century, and how, according to the author, this change will hurt society."
  • "In The Gutenberg Elegies, nationally renowned critic Sven Birkerts powerfully argues that we are living in a state of intellectual emergency - an emergency caused by our willingness to embrace new technologies at the expense of the printed word. As we rush to get "on line," as we make the transition from book to screen, says Birkerts, we are turning against some of the core premises of humanism - indeed, we are putting the idea of individualism itself under threat. The printed page and the circuit driven information technologies are not kindred - for Birkerts they represent fundamentally opposed forces. In their inevitable confrontation our deepest values will be tested."@en
  • "In The Gutenberg Elegies, nationally renowned critic Sven Birkerts powerfully argues that we are living in a state of intellectual emergency - an emergency caused by our willingness to embrace new technologies at the expense of the printed word. As we rush to get "on line," as we make the transition from book to screen, says Birkerts, we are turning against some of the core premises of humanism - indeed, we are putting the idea of individualism itself under threat. The printed page and the circuit driven information technologies are not kindred - for Birkerts they represent fundamentally opposed forces. In their inevitable confrontation our deepest values will be tested."
  • "In our zeal to embrace the wonders of the electronic age, are we sacrificing our literary culture? Renowned critic Sven Birkerts believes the answer is an alarming yes. In The Gutenberg Elegies, he explores the impact of technology on the experience of reading. Drawing on his own passionate, lifelong love of books, Birkerts examines how literature intimately shapes and nourishes the inner life. What does it mean to "hear" a book on audiotape, decipher its words on a screen, or interact with it on CD-ROM? Are books as we know them dead?"

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  • "The Gutenberg elegies the fate of reading in an electronic age"
  • "Du shu de wan ge : cong zhi zhi shu dao dian zi shu"
  • "Die Gutenberg-Elegien : Lesen im elektronischen Zeitalter"
  • "The Gutenberg elegies, the fate of reading in an electronic age"
  • "The Gutenberg elegies : The fate of reading in an electronic age"
  • "Du shu de wan ge"
  • "The Gutenberg elegies : the fate of reading in an electronic culture"
  • "The Gutenberg elegies : the fate of reading in an electronic culture"@en
  • "Gutenberg elegies : fate of reading in an electronic age"@en
  • "Elegía a Gutenberg : el futuro de la lectura en la era electrónica"@es
  • "Elegía a Gutenberg : el futuro de la lectura en la era electrónica"
  • "The Gutenberg Elegies"@en
  • "Elegía a Gutenberg : el futuro de la lectura en la era electrónica cSven Birkerts ; versión española de Daniel Manzanares"@es
  • "The Gutenberg elegies : the fate of reading in An electronic culture age"@en
  • "The Gutenberg elegies : the fate of reading in the electronic age"@en
  • "Du shu de wan ge cong zhi zhi shu dao dian zi shu"
  • "读书的挽歌 从纸质书到电子书"
  • "读书的挽歌"
  • "Hoi elegeies tou Goutemvergiou : hē moira tēs anagnōsēs stēn ēlektronikē epochē"
  • "The Gutemberg Elegies : the fate of reading in an electronic age"
  • "Oi elegeies tou Goutemvergiou : ē moira tēs anagnōsēs stēn ēlektronikē epochē"
  • "Elegia a Gutenberg :El futuro de la lectura en la era electrónica"
  • "The Gutenberg elegies : the fate of reading in an electronic age"
  • "读书的挽歌 : 从纸质书到电子书"
  • "The Gutenberg elegies : the fate of reading in an electronic age"@en
  • "The Gutenberg elegies"
  • "Gutenberg elegies : the fate of reading in an electronic age"@en
  • "Elegía a Gutenberg : el futuro de la lectura en la era de la electrónica"@es

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