You Can't Read This: Forbidden Books, Lost Writing, Mistranslation and Codes - Val Ross

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    Một cuốn sách hấp dẫn về lịch sử đọc sách của con người, với 18 câu chuyện sinh động về ngôn ngữ, sức mạnh của ngôn từ, lòng ham mê học hỏi, đọc và nỗ lực quảng bá sách/văn hóa, những tác phẩm có ảnh hưởng lớn, sự ra đời của một mẫu tự tượng hình, mẫu tự nổi cho người khiếm thị, sự cấm đoán, diễn dịch sai, lạm dụng, tiêu hủy sách và nền văn hóa, tự cổ chí kim, từ Đông sang Tây.
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    Wherever people can read, there are stories about the magic, mystery, and power of what they read. Val Ross presents a history of reading that is, in fact, the story of the monumental, on-going struggle to read. From Enheduanna, daughter of Sargon the Great, the world’s oldest signed author to Empress Shotoku of Japan who in 764 ordered the printing of one million Buddhist prayers; from the story of Hulagu, Ghengis Khan’s nasty brother who destroyed the library of Baghdad to Bowdler and the censorship of Shakespeare, there have been barriers to reading ranging from the physical to the economical, social, and political.
    Written for children ages ten and up, You Can’t Read This explores the development of alphabets, the decoding of ancient languages, and censorship in Ancient Rome and modern America. It's about secret writing, trashed libraries, writers on the run, writers in hiding, books that are thought to have magical powers and mistranslations that started wars. It's about people: from the American slave Frederick Douglass to girls in Afghanistan in the year 2001 who defied laws that prevented them from learning to read.
    What do all these stories have in common?
    They’re all about how texts contain power – and how people everywhere throughout history have devoted their wills and their brains to reading and unleashing the power of the word.
    With lavish illustrations and an index, this is history at its finest.

    CONTENTS

    1. The First Readers
    2. Language Lost and Language Found
    3. The Poet and the Emperor
    4. The Made-to-Order Alphabet
    5. The Prayerful Pagodas
    6. The Stolen Story
    7. The Pillage of Baghdad
    8. Giving Books to the People
    9. Darkness upon the Deep
    10. The Cousins and the Code
    11. Books Not to be Read
    12. That Dreadful Mr. Shakespeare
    13. A Book at His Fingertips
    14. Freddy the Slave Boy
    15. The Two-Faced Treaty
    16. The Evil World of – Comic Books?
    17. Days of the Taliban
    18. Access Denied
     

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    Chỉnh sửa cuối: 21/3/15
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