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Name:  Alan C. Purves  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Philadelphia, Pa.

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How Porcupines Make Love II: Teaching a Response-Centered Literature Curriculum
ISBN: 0801303826

Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc. 1990

This book teaches a response-centered literature curriculum. Illustrations and black and white photographs. Pages: 188

The Scribal Society: An Essay on Literacy and Schooling in the Information Age
ISBN: 0801303788

Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd. 1990

Book by Purves, Alan C.

The Web of Text and the Web of God: An Essay on the Third Information Transformation
ISBN: 1572302496

The Guilford Press. 1998

Technology's influence upon our sense of self and our consciousness of the world around us has been a subject of increasing concern in recent years. Offering a provocative new perspective, this deeply personal book by the late Alan C. Purves, renowned literacy scholar and English educator, embraces as its focus the electronic medium known as hypertext. Elucidating vital connections between the written word and how human beings think, communicate, and worship, Purves thoughtfully examines how this new kind of writing has led to a new relationship between reader and text. The book engagingly draws upon hypertextual writing strategies to probe the ways conventions of authorship, narrative, and textually based religious traditions are transformed. Also considered is the impact of electronic networks upon human communities, including communities of faith.



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