The Book History Reader

Front Cover
David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery
Psychology Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 390 pages
2 Reviews
The Book History Reader brings together a rich variety of writings examining different aspects of the history of books and print culture, much of which is otherwise inaccessible. It looks at the development of the book, the move from spoken word to written texts, the commodification of books and authors, the power and profile of readers, and the future of the book in the electronic age. The Reader is arranged in thematic sections and features a general introduction as well as an introduction to each section.
This pioneering book is a valuable resource for all those involved in book publishing studies and book history as well as students of English literature, cultural studies, sociology and history.
Essays by: Thomas Adams and Nicholas Barker, Richard Altick, Roland Barthes, C.A. Bayly, Pierre Bourdieu, John Brewer, Michel de Certeau, Roger Chartier, Robert Darnton, Elizabeth Eisenstein, Lucien Febrve and Henri-Jean Martin, N.N. Feltes, Kate Flint, Stanley Fish, Michel Foucault, Wolfgang Iser, Adrian Johns, Jerome McGann, Don McKenzie, Jennifer E. Monaghan, Jan Dirk Muller, Walter Ong, Robert Patten, Janice Radway, Jonathan Rose, Mark Rose, John Sutherland, Jane Tompkins, James L.W. West III
  

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: The Book History Reader

User Review  - Aaron - Goodreads

Just started it. Read full review

Review: The Book History Reader

User Review  - Jaye - Goodreads

For school but I actually am enjoying this book. Interesting mix of history and synthesis of how we got to where we are as readers, writers, publishers, etc. Read full review

Contents

II
1
III
7
IV
9
V
27
VI
39
VII
47
VIII
59
IX
77
XX
231
XXI
241
XXII
250
XXIII
259
XXIV
269
XXV
277
XXVI
289
XXVII
291

X
103
XI
105
XII
118
XIII
143
XIV
151
XV
174
XVI
189
XVII
219
XVIII
221
XIX
225
XXVIII
297
XXIX
316
XXX
324
XXXI
340
XXXII
350
XXXIII
359
XXXIV
372
XXXV
385
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information