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The Idea of the Book and the Creation of Literature

Stephen Orgel

24 November 2022

ISBN: 9780192871589

256 pages
Paperback
203x135mm

Oxford Textual Perspectives

Price: £18.99

In this new addition to the Oxford Textual Perspectives series, Stephen Orgel considers the idea of the book not simply as a container for written work, but as an essential element in its creation.

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In this new addition to the Oxford Textual Perspectives series, Stephen Orgel considers the idea of the book not simply as a container for written work, but as an essential element in its creation.

  • A new addition to the Oxford Textual Perspectives series
  • Raises fundamental questions about the relationship between literature and book history by considering a range of canonical texts
  • Orgel strives to demonstrate that readers play a powerful and dynamic role in the production of meaning in even the most authoritative texts

About the Author(s)

Stephen Orgel, J. E. Reynolds Professor in Humanities, Stanford University

Stephen Orgel is J. E. Reynolds Professor in Humanities at Stanford University.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    List of Illustrations
    1:Introduction
    2:Some Plays
    3:Some Works
    4:Poetry and Drama
    5:How to be a Poet
    6:What is a Book?
    Index