A History of Reading in the West
Books and other texts have not always been read in the way that we read them today. The modern practice of reading - privately, silently, with the eyes alone - is only one way of reading which, for many centuries, existed alongside other forms. In the ancient world, in the Middle Ages and as late as the seventeenth century, many texts were written for the voice, and they used forms that were oriented towards the demands of oral performance.
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A collection of essays, each focusing on a different period in the history of reading in the west. Uneven, but many chapters are fascinating and the approach on the whole is scholarly and balanced. A much better treatment of the subject than Manguel's A History of Reading. Læs hele anmeldelsen