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Apr 9 2012

Ursula K. Le Guin on the death of the book

by Jesse M

Ursula K Le Guin (photo credit Marian Wood Kolisch)For today’s post I’m going to share an essay written by award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin regarding the much discussed concept of the death of the book.

In this entertaining and insightful piece, Le Guin makes the distinction between the medium (the printed book or e-text) and the act of reading itself, and argues that despite the prevailing notion that technology is responsible for the death of the book, this isn’t actually the case; rather, technology has allowed the book to grow into a second form and shape, the eBook, and both forms will be useful to humanity in the years ahead.

Follow this link to read the essay, and if you’re interested in checking out any of Le Guin’s published work, DCPL has dozens of titles available in our catalog.

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