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The book of the heart, Eric Jager

Label
The book of the heart
Title
The book of the heart
Statement of responsibility
Eric Jager
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Eric Jager traces the history and psychology of the self-as-text concept from antiquity to the modern day, discussing writers from Plato, Augustine, and Dante to Shakespeare, Locke, and Freud. He focuses especially on the Middle Ages, when the metaphor of a "book of the heart" modeled on the manuscript codex attained its most vivid expressions in literature and art." "Jager also shows how the medieval "book of the heart" was replaced by the early modern "book of the brain" with the birth of printing, Protestantism, and the New Science. In a conclusion, he considers what the much-prophesied "death of the book" might portend for twenty-first-century conceptions of the post-textual self."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
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Jager, Eric
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.H374
LC item number
J34 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Literature
  • Heart in literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Heart
  • Hart
  • Boeken
  • Lezen
  • Metaforen
  • Religiosität
  • Christentum
  • Literatur
  • Herz <Motiv>
  • Heart
  • Heart
  • Literature
  • Literature, Medieval
Label
The book of the heart, Eric Jager
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-233) and index
Contents
  • Codex or Computer?
  • Origins
  • Augustine
  • The Scriptorium of the Heart
  • Lovers
  • Saints
  • Everyman
  • Picturing the Metaphor
  • After Gutenberg
Control code
42454116
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 248 p.
Isbn
9780226391175
Lccn
99047258
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)42454116
Label
The book of the heart, Eric Jager
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-233) and index
Contents
  • Codex or Computer?
  • Origins
  • Augustine
  • The Scriptorium of the Heart
  • Lovers
  • Saints
  • Everyman
  • Picturing the Metaphor
  • After Gutenberg
Control code
42454116
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 248 p.
Isbn
9780226391175
Lccn
99047258
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)42454116
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