Orality and Literacy

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Taylor & Francis, 23 mag 2002 - 216 pagine
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This classic work explores the vast differences between oral and literate cultures offering a very clear account of the intellectual, literary and social effects of writing, print and electronic technology.

In the course of his study, Walter J. Ong offers fascinating insights into oral genres across the globe and through time, and examines the rise of abstract philosophical and scientific thinking. He considers the impact of orality-literacy studies not only on literary criticism and theory but on our very understanding of what it is to be a human being, conscious of self and other.

This is a book no reader, writer or speaker should be without.

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Recensione dell'utente  - breadhat - LibraryThing

This is a wonderful book, the rare teaching text that both sums up the prior literature masterfully and offers up its own incisive analysis. I highly recommend this book for an introduction to the field. I will be following up the references in it for quite some time. Leggi recensione completa

Review: Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word

Recensione dell'utente  - Andy - Goodreads

Finally... I had to read it for a class in College, and even though it took more than it should have, I must say it was really interesting. Leggi recensione completa

Informazioni sull'autore (2002)

Walter J. Ong is University Professor Emeritus at Saint Louis University, USA, where he was previously Professor of English and Professor of Humanities in Psychiatry. His many publications have been highly influential for studies in the evolution of the consciousness.

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