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Posts Tagged: Matthew Battles

Notable Online: 6/7–6/13

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Literary events taking place virtually this week!

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People Talk

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In a new history of the evolution of language, Matthew Battles focuses on humans’ relationship with writing. For Slate, John H. McWhorter argues that Battles’s distinction between the written and spoken word misunderstands how we use the Internet: Much of the “collective, aphoristic” writing Battles describes would today be termed tweets and posts.

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Vertigo in the Stacks

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“When I first went to work in Harvard’s Widener Library, I immediately made my first mistake: I tried to read the books. I quickly came to know the compulsive vertigo that Thomas Wolfe’s Eugene Gant, prowling the fictionalized Widener stacks, felt in the novel Of Time and the River.

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