Orality and Literacy
Taylor & Francis, 23 mag 2002 - 216 pagine
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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Review: Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the WordRecensione dell'utente - Gary Bruff - Goodreads
Walter Ong might not have been the first to contemplate how writing rocks our world, but I suspect he might be the best. Orality and Literacy is a book about orality/aurality as a way of life and ... Leggi recensione completa
Review: Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the WordRecensione dell'utente - Jim Cash - Goodreads
Reading this book was slow going but it expanded my understanding a great deal with respect to the history and changes in society comparatively when communication is based on speech, writing, print and electronic technology. Leggi recensione completa