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Transmission and the Individual Remix by Tom McCarthy
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Jun 12, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: ebooks, eleole, lit
Recommended for: all lovers of literature
Read in June, 2012

Not a book, really, more an article like those published in literary journals 40 years ago. Actually no: not at all like 40 years ago, easy reading, swishy fencing style, no footnotes, more like a blog, minus hyperlinks.
In an amazing "leçon de choses" he uses his medium to tell us his message, that the medium is the message. He takes us on a birdseye virtual tour of literature, from the Greeks to this postmodern (?) time. The troubadours wrote epic songs, Æschyllus and Shakespeare wrote plays, classics wrote picaresque novels, romantics and realists and surrealists and "nouveau roman", haiku even do not reflect the culture or the zeitgeist, they *are* the culture they portray.
McLuhan + Eco + blogosphere... a 64-page monument.
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