Hypertext 2.0

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 353 pages
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George Landow's widely acclaimed Hypertext was the first book to bring together the worlds of literary theory and computer technology to explore the implications of giving readers instant, easy access to a virtual library of sources as well as unprecedented control of what and how they read. Now, in Hypertext 2.0, Landow shifts the focus from Intermedia to Microcosm, Storyspace, and the World Wide Web. He offers new, specific information about kinds of hypertext, different modes of linking, attitudes toward technology, and the proliferation of pornography and gambling on the Internet. He also comments extensively on the rhetoric and stylistics of writing in and with hypermedia. For critics, students, artists, and writers, this new edition will be an invaluable resource.

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Hypertext 3.0 is Landow's manifesto and love letter to the internet and other hypertext media. He argues that with non-linear structures of text, often editable by users, there has been a ... Read full review

Contents

Hypertextual Derrida Poststructuralist Nelson? 2 The Definition
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Hypertext Textual Openness 33 Hypertext and Intertextuality 35 Hypertext
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Reconfiguring From Text to Hypertext 49 The In Memoriam Web 51 Problems with
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George P. Landow is Professor of English and Art History at Brown University.

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