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Digital Barbarism A Writer's Manifesto

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ISBN-10: 0061733113

ISBN-13: 9780061733116

Edition: N/A

Authors: Mark Helprin

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World-renowned novelist Mark Helprin offers a ringing Jeffersonian defense of private property in the age of digital culture, with its degradation of thought and language, and collectivist bias against the rights of individual creators.Mark Helprin anticipated that his 2007 New York Times op-ed piece about the extension of the term of copyright would be received quietly, if not altogether overlooked. Within a week, the article had accumulated 750,000 angry comments. He was shocked by the breathtaking sense of entitlement demonstrated by the commenters, and appalled by the breadth, speed, and illogic of their responses.Helprin realized how drastically different this generation is from those…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/28/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Mark Helprin was born in Manhattan, New York on June 28, 1947. He received degrees from Harvard College and Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and did postgraduate work at the University of Oxford, Princeton University, and Columbia University. He has served in the British Merchant Navy, the Israeli infantry, and the Israeli Air Force. He is the author of numerous novels including Refiner's Fire, A Soldier of the Great War, Memoir from Antproof Case, Freddy and Fredericka, and In Sunlight and In Shadow. Winter's Tale was adapted into a movie in 2014. His short story collection, Ellis Island and Other Stories, was nominated for a National Book Award in 1981. His other short…    

Preface
The Acceleration of Tranquility: Civilization and Velocity
Death on a Red Horse: The First Targets of the Barbarians Are Copyright and the Individual Voice
Notes on Virginia: Reclaiming Jefferson and Taking Care of Macaulay
The Espresso Book Machine: Using Machines to Hold Machines in Check
Property as a Coefficient of Liberty: Property is Not Antithetical to Virtue
Convergence: Wait as Long as You Want, It Will Not Come
Parthian Shot: Calling Barbarism for What It Is
Notes
Index