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What We Talk About When We Talk About Books: The History and Future of Reading

Author: Leah Price.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Books: The History and Future of Reading

Author: Leah Price.

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Item #: D40312
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 324
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: Basic
ISBN: 9780465042685
Digital-age pundits warn that as our appetite for books dwindles, so too do the virtues in which printed, bound objects once trained us: the willpower to focus on a sustained argument, the curiosity to look beyond the day's news, the willingness to be alone. Intriguingly, Leah Price finds scant evidence that a golden age of reading ever existed, and notes th... More
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Digital-age pundits warn that as our appetite for books dwindles, so too do the virtues in which printed, bound objects once trained us: the willpower to focus on a sustained argument, the curiosity to look beyond the day's news, the willingness to be alone. Intriguingly, Leah Price finds scant evidence that a golden age of reading ever existed, and notes that readers have always skimmed and multitasked. In encounters with librarians, booksellers, and activists who are reinventing old ways of reading, however, Price offers fresh hope to bibliophiles.


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