Cultures of Reading

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Gore Vidal (b. 1925) American novelist, dramatist, and essayist

John le Carré (b. 1931) English novelist

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J. K. Rowling (b. 1965) English novelist

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Between Languages and Cultures: Colonial and Postcolonial Readings of Gabrielle Roy

On Metropolitan Readings of Latin American Cultures: Ethical Questions of Postcolonial Critical Practice

Archie L. Dick. The Hidden History of South Africa's Book and Reading Cultures.

The Hidden History of South Africa's Book and Reading Cultures. By Archie L. Dick.

Review: Psychosocial Spaces: Verbal and Visual Readings of British Culture, 1750–1820

Politics, Culture, and Human Origins: Geographies of Reading and Reputation in Nineteenth-Century Science

Paul Saenger. Space Between Words: The Origins of Silent Reading. (Figurae: Reading Medieval Culture.) Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1997. Pp. xviii, 480. $49.50

Martha G. Newman. The Boundaries of Charity: Cistercian Culture and Ecclesiastical Reform, 1098–1180. (Figurae: Reading Medieval Culture.) Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1996. Pp. xiv, 387. $49.50

“You Cannot Fix the Scarlet Letter on my Breast!”: Women Reading, Writing, and Reshaping the Sexual Culture of Victorian America

Material Readings of Early Modern Culture: Texts and Social Practices, 1580–1730, ed. James Daybell and Peter Hinds

Ireland in Official Print Culture, 1800–1850: A New Reading of the Poor Inquiry, by Niall Ó Ciosáin

Re-Reading Gregory of Nazianzus: Essays on History, Theology, and Culture. Edited by Christopher A. Beeley.

Laurel Amtower. Engaging Words: The Culture of Reading in the Later Middle Ages. (The New Middle Ages.) New York: Palgrave. 2000. Pp. x, 243

Paul Freedman. Images of the Medieval Peasant. (Figurae: Reading in Medieval Culture) Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1999. Pp. xvi, 459. $22.95

Brooker, Joseph. Joyce's Critics: Transitions in Reading and Culture. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004 xi + 266 pp. $24.95. ISBN 0–299–19604–6

Matthew P. Brown. The Pilgrim and the Bee: Reading Rituals and Book Culture in Early New England. (Material Texts.) Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2007. Pp. xiv, 265. $65.00

The Artificiality of Christianity: Essays on the Poetics of Monasticism. By M. B. Pranger. Pp. xviii + 332. (Figurae. Reading Medieval Culture.) Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003. isbn 0 8047 4524 2. £50.50


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Kelvin Everest

It's temptingly easy to assume that people read less, less intelligently, more narrowly, somehow less seriously, than they used to. As Gore Vidal has said, there are no ...

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