Marshall McLuhan: The Medium and the Messenger

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Houghton Mifflin, 1990 - Science - 352 pages
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McLuhan was described as "the greatest put-on artist of all time" and even asthe greatest intellectual pioneer since Freud. His work underlies any seriousdiscussion of the effects of the media on our lives.

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A straightforward biography by one of McLuhan's former students. I knew nothing of McLuhan the person before reading this. A charitable view would be that he was charmingly eccentric. Read full review

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Almost 10 years after his death and 25 years after the publication of his Understanding Media ( LJ 6/1/64) , there is still much curiosity about McLuhan and his theories. These two books, different as ... Read full review


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Philip Marchand was the book columnist for the "Toronto Star" for eighteen years, before retiring to write books in 2008. He is the author of "Just Looking, Thank You", a collection of magazine journalism (Macmillan, 1976); "Marshall McLuhan: The Medium and the Messenger" (Random House of Canada, 1989); "Deadly Spirits", a crime novel (Stoddart, 1994); "Ripostes", a collection of literary criticism (Porcupine's Quill, 1998); and most recently "Ghost Empire: How the French Almost Conquered North America" (McClelland & Stewart, 2005). His revised edition of "Marshall McLuhan: The Medium and the Messenger" has been reissued by Random House of Canada and MIT Press in the United States.

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