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Metamedia: American Book Fictions and Literary Print Culture after Digitization #2020

Metamedia American Book Fictions and Literary Print Culture after Digitization Does literature need the book With electronic texts and reading devices growing increasingly popular the codex is no longer the default format of fiction Yet as Alexander Starre shows in Metamedia A

  • Title: Metamedia: American Book Fictions and Literary Print Culture after Digitization
  • Author: Alexander Starre
  • ISBN: 9781609383596
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Paperback
  • Metamedia: American Book Fictions and Literary Print Culture after Digitization By Alexander Starre, Does literature need the book With electronic texts and reading devices growing increasingly popular, the codex is no longer the default format of fiction Yet as Alexander Starre shows in Metamedia, American literature has rediscovered the book as an artistic medium after the first e book hype in the late 1990s By fusing narrative and design, a number of bibliographic Does literature need the book With electronic texts and reading devices growing increasingly popular, the codex is no longer the default format of fiction Yet as Alexander Starre shows in Metamedia, American literature has rediscovered the book as an artistic medium after the first e book hype in the late 1990s By fusing narrative and design, a number of bibliographic writers have created reflexive fictions metamedia that invite us to read printed formats in new ways Their work challenges ingrained theories and beliefs about literary communication and its connections to technology and materiality Metamedia explores the book as a medium that matters and introduces innovative critical concepts to better grasp its narrative significance Combining sustained textual analysis with impulses from the fields of book history, media studies, and systems theory, Starre explains the aesthetics and the cultural work of complex material fictions, such as Mark Z.Danielewski s House of Leaves 2000 , Chip Kidd s The Cheese Monkeys 2001 , Salvador Plascencia s The People of Paper 2005 , Reif Larsen s The Selected Works of T S Spivet 2009 , and Jonathan Safran Foer s Tree of Codes 2010 He also broadens his analysis beyond the genre of the novel in an extensive account of the influential literary magazine McSweeney s Quarterly Concern and its founder, Dave Eggers For this millennial generation of writers and publishers, the computer was never a threat to print culture, but a powerful tool to make better books In careful close readings, Starre puts typefaces, layouts, and cover designs on the map of literary criticism At the same time, the book steers clear of bibliophile nostalgia and technological euphoria as it follows writers, designers, and publishers in the process of shaping the surprising history of literary bookmaking after digitization.

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    1. ensuingchapters 2015 10 25Want to start a conversation with me at a party Mention House of Leaves I ll wax ecstatic on Mark Z Danielewski s masterpiece for hours So of course I loved Metamedia, an exploration of literature in the digital age, which uses House of Leaves as its jumping off point.For those unfamiliar with Danielewski s debut novel, it s well, it s not easy to explain The five word synopsis I d offer is that it s a found footage film in book form, but what does book mean here Sure, [...]

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