FROM GUTENBERG TO TANATH OS. THE MOTIF OF THE “DEATH” OF THE BOOK IN CULTURE
The article is an attempt to present the multiple aspects of the “death” of the book in culture. The topic can be examined on several levels, discussed in the following order: empirical (physical), speculative (discursive) and artistic (fictional). The author raises the question of the validity of the metaphorical use of the word “death” with reference to the book, pointing to its basic sources and connotations. The author’s refl ections are complemented by a short overview of literary images of the “death” of the book, which serve, as she believes, didactic and propaganda functions.