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THE GUTENBERG ELEGIES: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

An inveterate bookworm bemoans the end of a literary era. Birkerts (American Energies: Essays on Fiction, 1992, etc.) continues his fire-and-brimstone preachings about the electronic age's negative impact on society in this book of essays about the fate of reading. Gone, he says, are the well-read laypeople of yore and the witty, erudite critic who had their ear. Instead, we have technopunks who ... Read full review

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