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How to read a book in one hour

An excerpt from Hacking the Academy, published online by the University of Michigan’s Digital Culture Books.

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The Mighty Amazon

Amazon has been the main driver of the introduction of ebooks in commercial publishing.  But are they trying to become the only link between the reader and the writer? “Not very long ago it was thought no one would read a book on a computer screen. That assumption is now demonstrably wrong. Today, whether writers […]

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University of Adelaide Press Launch, 23 October 2009

READ John Coetzee’s speech below or download his speech as a PDF. There is a rhetorical strategy, used by prosecutors in law-courts in Roman times, which works roughly as follows. “Marcus Publius Maro is before us charged with defaulting on a debt of two hundred sesterces. Defaulting on a debt: that is the offence with which he […]

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Booker Prize winner launches new uni press

Nobel Prize-winning author and 2009 Man Booker Prize candidate JM Coetzee will launch the new University of Adelaide Press. Professor Coetzee, a visiting Professor of Humanities at the University of Adelaide, is expected to attract a large crowd of visiting dignitaries and academics to the launch on Friday 23 October. While the University has been […]

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