Paper : An Elegy

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What do reading a book, smoking a cigarette, throwing confetti and voting in an election have in common? The answer, of course, is paper. This is a witty, personal and entertaining meditation on the history and meaning of paper during the (passing) era of its universal importance.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 147.32 x 210.82 x 35.56mm | 521.63g
  • William Morrow & Company
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062241435
  • 9780062241436
  • 1,511,549

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"With a playfulness that begins with the title, this "elegy" to paper is instead a celebration of its essential, ubiquitous role in society, culture and life itself....[PAPER is] An enjoyable argument that speaks to the paper lover in all of us."--Kirkus Reviews
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197 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 16% (31)
4 34% (67)
3 36% (71)
2 11% (22)
1 3% (6)
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