Palimpsest: A History of the Written WordRegular price $26.95
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Explore the profound history of writing from earliest carvings of Mesopotamia to the hypertext of multimedia today. The history and culture of writing on full display in this book, from mythological tales of writing as a gift from heroes or a curse from the gods, through its use of an instrument of power or a channel for the divine. Matthew Battles considers how writing itself is always growing and changing. (** This book may contain a sharpie mark on the top or bottom edge and may show mild signs of shelfwear. **.)