Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies) by Matthew Rubery
English | Mar 15, 2011 | ISBN: 0415883520 | 266 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
This is the first scholarly work to examine the cultural significance of the "talking book" since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the earliest machine to enable the reproduction of the human voice. Recent advances in sound technology make this an opportune moment to reflect on the evolution of our reading practices since this remarkable invention. Some questions addressed by the collection include: How does auditory literature adapt printed texts? What skills in close listening are necessary for its reception?