Sven Birkerts
The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age
Faber and Faber, 1994

Sven Birkerts' jeremiad, The Gutenberg Elegies, might have been a fine study of hypertext, its achievements and shortcomings. Birkerts is a talented critic and a lyrical writer whose love of books pervades the slender volume.

Unfortunately, Birkerts neglected to read the work he intended to study.

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