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Interviews about the world of literary studies. For anyone who loves reading and wants to think about what they read.

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Archive for July 2012

How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

Posted by dsherman on 23rd July 2012

Leah Price, from Harvard University, talks about the strange lives of books, as material things, in Victorian England.  What kinds of things did people do with them?  How did doing these things with books affect one's place in the social order?  What does all this have to do with books, in their competition with screens, today?


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