While the technological hype that dominated the 1990s eventually collided with reality and subsided, one of the period s most tenacious ideas has not: the conviction that the future of books is in jeopardy. Yet the promise or peril of widespread textual availability on the Internet, along with the economic pressures of globalization, has had the unexpected beneficial effect of sparking interest in the relatively young discipline of the history of the book. The essays collected in "Literary Cultures and the Material Book" ...

Literary Cultures and the Material Book 2007, British Library

ISBN-13: 9780712306843

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