Reading Books: Essays on the Material Text and Literature

Reading Books: Essays on the Material Text and Literature

Reading Books: Essays on the Material Text and Literature in America (Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book) ❰PDF❯ ❤ Reading Books: Essays on the Material Text and Literature in America (Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book) Author Michele Moylan – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk This collection takes as its point of departure the proposition that one can in fact tell a book by its cover The contributors examine the ways in which the material ualities of books including typogr This Essays on the Material PDF \ collection takes Essays on ePUB ☆ as its point of departure the proposition that one can in fact tell a book by its cover The contributors examine the ways in which the material ualities of books including typography paper bindings layout and promotional copy as well as their editing production and distribution profoundly affect how they Reading books: PDF/EPUB ² have been read and understood The volume includes essays on the publishing history of Melville's early novels Twain's books: Essays on the Material PDF or The Innocents Abroad the Tauchnitz edition of Hawthornes's The Marble Faun and Jackson's Romona Other chapters examine the reception of Dante's works in America Houghton Mifflin's biographical series the binding styles of Ticknor and Fields and books: Essays on ePUB ↠ the packaging of literature for American high Schools reviewing a previous edition or volume.


1 thoughts on “Reading Books: Essays on the Material Text and Literature in America (Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book)

  1. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    This was good as anthologies go though it was than a little surprising to see how the novelty of studying a book's material aspects as a way of interpreting its meaning so important to the premise of this collection has grown de reigeur The introduction does a nice job of giving a broad brush strokes to the earliest of book history approaches and is accessible and comprehensive in accounting for many of the early moves in the field probably something that gets left out of many accounts today but worth knowing nonetheless Other chapters are interesting and all do a nice job of using textual evidence alongside traditional literary analysis as interpretive tools In this way the essays are nice models of how you might take a specific case study and material evidence as part of your interpretive strategy However as most of the essays in uestion use fairly obvious examples of material texts none of them truly go beyond common interpretations of texts Rather they manage to successfully add materiality to the ways of analyzing a previously circumscribed canon


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