03/04/16 • 33 min
In the second episode of Book History, Illuminated, Leah introduces Robert Darnton's Communications Circuit, and explains why it is, and why it is not, so great. She talks about Thomas R. Adams and Nicolas Barker's response to Darnton's Circuit, Pride and Prejudice, and Polish samizdat. What's samizdat? Listen and find out. Intro theme samples speech from the trailer for Lane Smith's "It's a Book". Check the trailer out at www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4BK_2VULCU. Resources cited in this episode include: "What is the History of Books?" - Robert Darnton (https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/3403038/darnton_historybooks.pdf) "'What is the History of Books?' Revisited" - Robert Darnton (https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/3403039/darnton_revisited.pdf?sequence=2) "A New Model for the Study of the Book" - Thomas R. Adams and Nicolas Barker "What is the History of Samizdat?" - Gordon Johnston "'I Was There': On Kurt Vonnegut" - William Deresiewicz (http://www.thenation.com/article/167921/i-‐was-‐there-‐kurt-‐vonnegut) Matka noc - Kurt Vonnegut (translated by Lech Jęczmyk) [1984 NOVA edition: BL Sol.213e; 1989 Petit Press edition: BL Sol.230d]
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