Palimpsest : a history of the written word
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262 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-238) and index.
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"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."--From the publisher.

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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. W.W. Norton & Company.

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

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

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

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