Hypertext: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992 - 242 pages
"In this insightful and readable volume, Landow explores the relationship between contemporary literary and social theory and the latest advances in computer software."--Voice Literary Supplement.
"A useful book for understanding the effect technology is having on scholarship."--Semiotic Review of Books.
"Landow['s]... presentation is measured, experiential, lucid, moderate, and sensible. He merely points out that the concept hypertext' lets us test some concepts associated with critical theory, and gracefully shows how the technology is contributing to reconfigurations of text, author, narrative, and (literary) education."--Post Modern Culture.
"Good news for teachers who are not too sensitive about their intellectual authority... Bad news for print culture."--Times Literary Supplement
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In Robert Coover's review of Dictionary of the Khazars, a work by the
Yugoslavian Milorad Pavic that Coover describes as a hypertext novel, he
asserts that "there is a tension in narrative, as in life, between the sensation of
time as a linear ...
One of the most famous examples of an author's ceding power to the reader is
found in "The Babysitter," in which Robert Coover, like an author of electronic
hypertext, presents the reader with multiple possibilities, really multiple endings,
Robert Coover, "He Thinks the Way We Dream," New York Times Book Review (
20 November 1989), 15. Ricoeur makes a similar point: "On the one hand, the
episodic dimension of a narrative draws narrative time in the direction of the
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What Is the Object We Read and What Is
Visual Elements in Print Text
Argumentation Organization and Rhetoric
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