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Palimpsest

by Matthew Battles | 27 July 2015
Synopsis
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 either as a gift from heroes or as 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, to invent, to make one's mark, Matthew Battles reenchants the written word for all those susceptible to the power and beauty of writing in all its forms.
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Synopsis
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 either as a gift from heroes or as 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, to invent, to make one's mark, Matthew Battles reenchants the written word for all those susceptible to the power and beauty of writing in all its forms.
€27.99
83 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780393058857
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 27/07/2015
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, General History, All, Books, Fiction, Literature, Literary Reference & Essays
No. of Pages - 272
Weight - 570
Edition - First edition
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 25
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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