The Resource What we talk about when we talk about books : the history and future of reading, Leah Price, (electronic resource)

What we talk about when we talk about books : the history and future of reading, Leah Price, (electronic resource)

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What we talk about when we talk about books : the history and future of reading
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What we talk about when we talk about books
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the history and future of reading
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Leah Price
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eng
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Reports of the death of reading are greatly exaggeratedDo you worry that you've lost patience for anything longer than a tweet? If so, you're not alone. 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. The shelves of the world's great libraries, though, tell a more complicated story. Examining the wear and tear on the books that they contain, English professor Leah Price finds scant evidence that a golden age of reading ever existed. From the dawn of mass literacy to the invention of the paperback, most readers already skimmed and multitasked. Print-era doctors even forbade the very same silent absorption now recommended as a cure for electronic addictions. The evidence that books are dying proves even scarcer. In encounters with librarians, booksellers and activists who are reinventing old ways of reading, Price offers fresh hope to bibliophiles and literature lovers alike
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Price, Leah
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028
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Read by Elizabeth Rogers
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Rogers, Elizabeth
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  • Books and reading
  • Literature and society
  • Books
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Reading Skills
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 20th Century
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 21st Century
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Reference
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Women
  • HISTORY / Europe / General
  • HISTORY / Modern / General
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)
  • HISTORY / Women
  • COMPUTERS / Information Technology
  • EDUCATION / Computers & Technology
  • EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology
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What we talk about when we talk about books : the history and future of reading, Leah Price, (electronic resource)
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What we talk about when we talk about books : the history and future of reading, Leah Price, (electronic resource)
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This audiobook has been repackaged by Midwest Tape, LLC
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (5 hr., 38 min., 7 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
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9781549182419
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computer
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