A brief description of poems, stories, essays and God knows what else that I've admired and thought worth mentioning.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The Book, the Novel--past, present and future
By chance, I've read three oddly related articles in the past couple of weeks.
The first is on the historical evolution of books and how the codex is the form that lent itself to thenonlinear readingp reading of the novel, while the ebook, not so much.
The second has to do with how one of the first modern novels, if not the first, Don Quixote, shaped the way the Western world saw itself, giving us the ability to believe what we read and not believe it simultaneously.