Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times: A Collection of by Kevin Smokler

By Kevin Smokler

An anthology of unique essays from our such a lot exciting younger writers, Bookmark Now boldly addresses the importance of the construction of literature within the twenty-first century. or just, “How will we discuss writing and analyzing in an age the place they either look virtually quaint?”The publication good points authors of their twenties and thirties—those raised while television, games, after which the web supplanted books as dominant cultural mediums—and their motive is to check: (1) how this iteration got here to writing as a calling, (2) what they see as literature’s relevance whilst media intake and festival have reached remarkable degrees, and (3) how writing and analyzing slot in with the remainder of our swift, multitasking international. the end result will supply a voyeuristic peek into the personal, inventive lives of today’s writers and make clear what their paintings capacity at a time while the e-book company is altering, yet—almost paradoxically—a time while storytelling as a method of either self-realization and neighborhood construction (be it through e mail, weblogs, or “This American Life”) turns out extra appropriate than ever before.Edited by way of Kevin Smokler, a Bay quarter entrepreneur who has committed himself to fostering literary tradition and cultivating clean expertise, Bookmark Now is a suite that either captures the state-of-the-art and gives notion to aspiring writers in any respect degrees.

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G. G. lggers and J. , 1990), 99-107; for an image of him in his library see the frontispiece, ibid. See also the remarkable catalogue by E. , 1983). And for the larger history of the notaries and others who produced precise copies before the age of photography, see the fascinating work of H. Levine, The Culture of the Copy (New York, 1996), chap. 6. A Footnote about Scientific HiJtory * 51 Ranke did not simply accumulate: what he read and had copied, he used. He represented his history of Germany in the Reformation, for example, his chief work of the r83os and r 84os, as the result of a triumphal progress across the German archives.

59· See the seminal article of M. B. Parkes, "The Influence of the Concepts of Ordinatio and Compiiatio on the Development of the Book," in Mediaeval Literature and Learning, ed. ]. ]. G. Alexander and M. Gibson (Oxford, 1976), I I5-I4I at I I6-I n; cf. alsoP. Lombard, Sententiae in iv. libris distinctae, Spicilegium Bonaventurianum, 4 (Rome, 1979), I, pt. I, prolegomena, *I38I39*· The Origin of a Species * 31 serves credit for one typically modern feat: provoking the first controversy over a wrong reference in a note.

Smalley, "A Commentary on the Hebraica by Herbert of Bosham," Recherrhes tk thlologie ancimne et mldievale, 18 (1959), 29"-65 at 3740. 6r. Parkes, 133· See also J. P. A. Rouse and R. H. Rouse, Authentic Witnesses (Notre Dame, 1991), chaps. 4-7. 32 * FootnoteJ boast: the fact that its author was divine or, more often, divinely inspired, its antiquity, its literary form. Such notes act as intermediaries between a text considered to be of eternal value and a modern reader whose horizons are necessarily limited by immediate needs and interests.

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