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Episode: 19 Martin Puchner, The History of Writing


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When and where did writing begin? What was the first work of literature? How many types of writing are there? Did all societies have written language? Do certain important texts define or invent a people? Who invented the modern novel (it wasn't European or Middle Eastern)?
Fascinating discussion from clay tablets to electronic tablets, from scrolls to computer scrolling with foremost expert and engaging speaker.

Episode Short Description: Professor of literature at Harvard, Puchner traveled the world collecting stories essential to the development of writing and society

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