Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books

Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books

H. J. Jackson


From Pierre de Fermat to Samuel Taylor Coleridge to Graham Greene, readers have on the topic of books throughout the notes they write within the margins. during this pioneering e-book the 1st to check the phenomenon of marginalia - H.J. Jackson surveys a rare diversity of annotated books to discover the background of marginalia, the varieties they take, the psychology that underlies them, and the reactions they galvanize. according to a research of millions of books annotated through readers either recognized and vague during the last 3 centuries, this e-book unearths the depth of emotion that characterises the method of analyzing. for centuries, readers have talked to other folks within the margins in their books - not just to authors, but additionally to associates, fans, and destiny generations. With an infectious enthusiasm for her topic, Jackson displays at the cultural and old worth of writing within the margins, examines works that experience invited passionate annotation, and offers examples of a few of the main provocative marginalia. creative, fun, and poignant, this publication may be precious through - and even perhaps annotated through - an individual who cares approximately analyzing.

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