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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Review: Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word

Recensione 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 Word

Recensione 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

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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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