Book Review: The Written World

The Written World

The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization

by Martin Puchner
Random House Publishing Group – Random House

Random House


Pub Date 24 Oct 2017

I am reviewing a copy of The Written World through Random House and Netgalley:

In this book we learn of how stories, and the written world help shape the world, history and civilizations.  Men Like Alexander of Macedonia in 336 B.C.E we’re impacted by literature.  Alexander carried a copy of his favorite text the Iliad with him.

The Iliad did not start out as Litterature but as an oral story.  The story is set around 1200 B.C.E. From stories written on Clay Tablets to Papyrus, and ancient libraries with texts sadly many lost to history The Written Word shows the place they all had and how they impact us even today.  

There is no denying that litterature has had its place throughought history and across cultures. Stories help to shape people.  Stories have a place in all Religions. 

The first great novel in the world The Tale Of The Genji was written by a lady in waiting in the Japanese court around the year 1000 C.E.  Sadly we do not know the name of the author.

The invention of Gutenberg’s printing pressbin the fifteenth centurynwoyld allow literature to be more widely spread, and not only available to the wealthiest.

This book takes us on a journey throughout the ages of litterature.  If you are looking for a book that takes us on a journey through the history of the Written World thenThe Written World is just the ticket.

Five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!

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