Conclusion Beginning Again and Again: “The Ivanhoe Game”

  • Jerome McGann


For a culture of the book such as ours, digital media have brought a great enlightenment. Of course many will be skeptical of that sentence. Computerization has often appeared like Byron’s Giaour, “a thing of dark imaginings” sent by some alien god to raze, perhaps forever, the topless towers of our splendid codex world.


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    For a good general introduction see Courtney Brown, Chaos and Catastrophe Theories (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1995)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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