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W. Terrence Gordon: Marshall McLuhan - Escape Into Understanding - A Biography
W. Terrence Gordon:
Marshall McLuhan
Escape Into Understanding — A Biography
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More than just a detailed life story, this fine and carefully written biography actually does justice to McLuhan’s ideas. Gordon evocatively portrays McLuhan’s central place in the ferment of the 1960s and explains the formation of his brilliant insights into the media.
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Escape Into Understanding is a discriminating and passionate portrait of one of the 20th Century’s truly great men. It traces McLuhan’s life from its beginning in the prairie city of Edmonton, Alberta, through his education at Cambridge and his teaching career in America to his startling breakthroughs in communication while at the University of Toronto.

Wherever he went, McLuhan left the indelible memory of his passion for learning as a vital legacy among colleagues, friends and acquaintances. This is the man Gordon successfully evokes in this superb biography.

480 pages, Paperback, 6'' x 9'' (150 x 230 mm)
24 duotone illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-1-58423-144-8  $ 24.95
About the Author:
W. Terrence Gordon
W. Terrence Gordon
was born in Montreal in 1942. He studied at the University of Toronto, where he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He is the author of 17 published books and over 130 articles in the fields of linguistics, pedagogy, rhetoric, semiotics, and intellectual history.
Since 1972, Gordon has been on the faculty of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, teaching courses in linguistics, translation, the role of radio in World War II, and, of course, the work of Marshall McLuhan.
Author of the highly successful McLuhan for Beginners, W. Terrence Gordon has edited a critical edition of Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media and McLuhan’s doctoral thesis, The Classical Trivium.
See also:

Marshall McLuhan:  Understanding Media
McLuhan: Understanding Media
When first published, Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media made history with its radical view of the effects of electronic communications upon man and life in the twentieth century. more...

Marshall McLuhan: The Classical Trivium
McLuhan: The Classical Trivium
In this previously unpublished work, a young Marshall McLuhan, as cultural historian, illuminates the complexities of the classical trivium, provides the first ever close reading of the enigmatic Elizabethan writer Thomas Nashe, and implicitly challenges the reader to accept a new blueprint for literary education. more...
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GINGKO PRESS | MARSHALL McLUHAN BIOGRAPHY | ISBN-13: 9781584231127 | ISBN-10: 1-58423-112-2 / 1584231122