TVO series: Empire of The Word (history of reading)


The act of reading and impact on more than five thousand years of human history.

"Eight
years in the making, Empire of the Word is a compelling look inside the
act of reading and traces its impact on more than five thousand years
of human history. Introduced and narrated by one of the world’s great
readers, Canadian writer Alberto Manguel, the series traces reading’s
origins; examines how we learn to read; exposes censors’ attempts to
prevent our reading; and finally, proposes what the future might hold
for this most human of creative acts."


http://www.tvo.org/empireoftheword

If you miss it, all 4 episodes
will be available to watch online following the TV broadcast on TVO’s »
Documentaries on Demand Video Player. (see the link on the page)

(I’m such a nerd…)


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