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On-Line / Off-Line : Between Text and Experience: Writing As a Lifestyle (Paperback)

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This volume raises provocative questions about the status of words and literature in contemporary culture. It argues that words and images are equal and that the vast number of text messages, e-mails, tweets, comments, blogs, and daily social network posts confirms textuality's central role in new media. This is especially true of writing, as old and new forms mix online and off, reconfiguring so prolifically that no single theory can explain it, let alone project its future. This volume explores multiple questions in depth: are microblogs a new literary genre? What happens when Japanese haiku crosses cultures? Is writing still an act of individuality or has it become a modern technological innovation?

Number of Pages: 402
Genre: Literary Criticism, Philosophy
Sub-Genre: Books + Reading
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: April 11, 2016
TCIN: 50864548
UPC: 9788323340065
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-1350

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