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This Is Not the End of the Book - A Conversation Curated by Jean-Phillipe de Tonnac

English · Paperback

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The perfect gift for book lovers: two of the world's great men have a delightfully rambling conversation about the future of the book in the digital era, and decide it is here to stay.

'The book is like the spoon: once invented, it cannot be bettered' Umberto Eco

These days it is impossible to get away from discussions of whether the book will survive the digital revolution. Blogs, tweets and newspaper articles on the subject appear daily, many of them repetitive, most of them admitting ignorance of the future. Amidst the twittering, the thoughts of Jean-Claude Carrière and Umberto Eco come as a breath of fresh air. This thought-provoking book takes the form of a conversation in which Carrière and Eco discuss everything from how to define the first book to what is happening to knowledge now that infinite amounts of information are available at the click of a mouse. En route there are delightful digressions into personal anecdote. We find out about Eco's first computer and the book Carrière is most sad to have sold. And while, as Carrière says, the one certain thing about the future is that it is unpredictable, it is clear from this conversation that, in some form or other, the book will survive.

These days it is impossible to get away from discussions of whether the book will survive the digital revolution. This book presents conversations in which Jean-Claude Carriere and Umberto Eco discuss everything from how to define the first book to what is happening to knowledge now that infinite amounts of digital information is available.

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Authors Carrièr, Jean-Claude Carriere, Jean-Claud Carrière, Jean-Claude Carrière, Ec, Umbert Eco, Umberto Eco, TONNAC, Jean-Ph Tonnac
Assisted by Jean-Philippe de Tonnac (Introduction), Polly McLean (Translation)
Publisher Vintage UK
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 03.05.2012
 
EAN 9780099552451
ISBN 978-0-09-955245-1
No. of pages 352
Dimensions 129 mm x 198 mm x 26 mm
Series VINTAGE BOOKS
Subjects Education and learning
Fiction > Poetry, drama
Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > General and comparative literary studies
Non-fiction book > Art, literature > Literature: general, reference works

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