Palimpsest : a history of the written word
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New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015].
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Central - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
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Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
viii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780393058857, 0393058859

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-238) and index.
Description
Why does writing exist? What does it mean to those who write? Born from the interplay of natural and cultural history, the seemingly magical act of writing has continually expanded our consciousness. Portrayed in mythology as either a gift from heroes or a curse from the gods, it has been used as both an instrument of power and a channel of the divine; a means of social bonding and of individual self-definition. Now, as the revolution once wrought by the printed word gives way to the digital age, many fear that the art of writing, and the nuanced thinking nurtured by writing, are under threat. But writing itself, despite striving for permanence, is always in the midst of growth and transfiguration. Celebrating the impulse to record, invent, and make one's mark, Matthew Battles reenchants the written word for all those susceptible to the power and beauty of writing in all of its forms.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Battles, M. (2015). Palimpsest: a history of the written word (First edition.). W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Battles, Matthew. 2015. Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Battles, Matthew. Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Battles, Matthew. Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word First edition., W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.

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