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The Written World: How Literature Shaped History by [Puchner, Martin]
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You're likely to list the invention of paper, the printing press and the world wide web as major influences on the way we share stories. You probably wouldn't include Malian singers, American astronauts, Greek generals, Japanese courtiers and Spanish adventurers. And yet all of them played a crucial role in shaping and spreading literature as we know it today.

The Written World tells the riveting story of the development of literature, where stories intersect with writing technologies like clay, stone, parchment, paper, printing presses and computers. Central to the development of religions, political movements and even nations, texts spread useful truths and frightening disinformation, and have the power to change lives. Through vivid storytelling and across a huge sweep of time, THE WRITTEN WORLD offers a new and enticing perspective on human history.

About the Author

Martin Puchner holds the Byron and Anita Wien Chair in Drama, English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He has published over a dozen books, collections, and anthologies, and is the general editor of the six volume Norton Anthology of World Literature, used by students worldwide. He has written for the London Review of Books, Raritan Review, Bookforum and N+1.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10836 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Granta Books (2 November 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B075NPNJGZ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #163,085 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Carlos Kleiber
5.0 out of 5 starsWorld history as seen through literature
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1.0 out of 5 starsbut then perhaps that might be too boring or too obvious
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