Mobile Pages

Michael Groden

in Ulysses in Focus

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034980
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038520 | DOI:
Mobile Pages

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Pages are especially vulnerable and problematic for a presentation of Ulysses in a digital format. Each edition of Ulysses offers different page units and paginations—does that eliminate the page as a meaningful unit? If the pages should be preserved in some way in the electronic presentation, how should they be retained, since in all their forms they are bigger than a screen? What would the pages be preserved as in a medium lacking the tangibility of printed pages and also lacking anything that corresponds to a printed page's front and back? This chapter intends to consider some issues regarding pages and throws light on the possible aspects of their future.

Keywords: book pages; digital format; print matter; Ulysses; fonts; manuscript condition

Chapter.  6511 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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