The Writer's Craft, the Culture's Technology

The Writer's Craft, the Culture's Technology

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The Writer's Craft, the Culture's Technology explores the multiple ways in which a culture's technological resources shape its literary productions. Literature and style cannot be divorced from the particular technologised culture that sponsors them. This has always been true, as papers here on literature from earlier periods show. But many of the papers focus on contemporary culture, where literature vies for attention with film, the internet, and other multimodal cultural forms. These essays, from an international array of experts, are stylistics-based but not stylistics-bound. They should be of interest to all who are interested in discourse analytic commentaries on how technological horizons, as always, continue to shape the forms and functions of literature and other cultural productions.Poising Ahab, Starbuck, Queequeg, and Ishmael between the expanding world of power, money, and material production, ... strength, on manual skills and courage, and on the psychological and spiritual resource of religion, as it still does soanbsp;...

Title:The Writer's Craft, the Culture's Technology
Author:Michael J. Toolan
Publisher:Rodopi - 2005


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