Marshall McLuhan was one of the best-known figures of the 1960s, acclaimed for his contribution to the understanding of modern media and communications, and the involuntary founder of a cult. The early letters in this collection offer a fascinating background to his intellectual growth. The bulk of them contain much preliminary discussion of ideas that later became the subject of the books which established his reputation as a communications expert: The Gutenburg Galaxy: the Making of Typographic Man (1962), and Understanding Media(1964). Revered as an `oracle' and `sage' by his followers and admirers, McLuhan's correspondents included some of the interesting names of the past few decades including Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis, Pierre Trudeau, and Woody Allen. Assembled from a large collection, these letters display a sharp intelligence at work, and offer insight into a man whose writings have helped shape our understanding of modern communications.About the Author:
About the Editor William Toye was the General Editor of The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature and co-editor of The Oxford Anthology of Canadian Literature. Matie Molinaro was McLuhan's agent. Corinne McLuhan was McLuhan's wife.
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Descripción Oxford, 1987. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Printing. Photo image shows price label on cover., it has been removed. A primary source for those interested in the intellectual growth and development of McLuhan's ideas Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería B06228
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1987. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Coiner of the famous phrase "the medium is the message" and author of two widely read, controversial volumes--The Guttenberg Galaxy and Understanding Media--Marshall McLuhan was one of the most talked about personalities of the 1960s. He appeared on the cover of Newsweek and The SaturdayReview, was written about in Time, Life, The Nation, The New Yorker, and The National Review, was the subject of an hour-long documentary on NBC, and had an unforgettable walk-on role in Woody Allen's Annie Hall, playing himself. A seminal thinker, he introduced popular culture as a subject for serious thought, and started people thinking about how technology--especially electronic media--shapes the way we perceive the world. McLuhan corresponded with a vast number of people, from Hubert Humphrey and Jimmy Carter to popular advice columnist Ann Landers. Indeed, his correspondents amount to a Who's Who of western culture, both high and low, including Duke Ellington, Woody Allen, Jacques Maritain, Rollo May, Susan Sontag, Eugene Ionesco, Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Bob Newhart. At times playful and at times profound, his letters offer an invaluable commentary on McLuhan's work and, in some instances, the most lucid and detailed explanation of his ideas available. A brilliant letter-writer and a genial man who made friends all over the world, Marshall McLuhan left behind a correspondence that brims with insight, good humor, and the love of language and word play. His letters offer an invaluable glimpse of the private life and inner thoughts of one of the great minds of the twentieth century. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0195405943
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