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.

And finally, a present day chronicler demonstrates what good fiction does .

Not that I needed convincing.

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