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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (96 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Helprin Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9780061780158
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“A strange, wondrous, challenging, enriching book….Beautiful and powerful…you will not encounter another book like it.”

National Review online

 

In Digital Barbarism, bestselling novelist Mark Helprin (Winter’s Tale, A Soldier of the Great War) offers a ringing Jeffersonian defense of private property in the age of digital culture, with its degradation of thought and language and collectivist bias against the rights of individual creators. A timely, cogent, and important attack on the popular Creative Commons movement, Digital Barbarism provides rational, witty, and supremely wise support for the individual voice and its hard-won legal protections.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Aptly spirited.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “It is the only treatise of its kind…Certainly every aspiring magazine writer needs to peruse it.”

    National Observer

  • “[A] passionate defense of authors’ rights and the power of the individual voice…offered in elegant prose and with a rapier-sharp wit.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremiah | 11/11/2013

    " I agree with the principles that motivated Mr. Helprin to publish this volume, but I also think that the essays start to ramble and sometimes deviate away from the point. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 B H | 9/17/2013

    " Helprin is my favorite author, but this treatise against the digital was best left as an op ed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Gorski | 10/28/2012

    " Excellent! Probably the best piece of modern philosophy I've read recently. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 8/5/2012

    " Funny for those of us who blog and endure bizarre responses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 12/6/2011

    " Every writer, artist in the world needs to read and heed this wonderful book. Not only is Helprin one of the smartest writers around, he's funny, wise and prophetic too. So seriously, read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 8/7/2010

    " Funny for those of us who blog and endure bizarre responses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 6/3/2009

    " Every writer, artist in the world needs to read and heed this wonderful book. Not only is Helprin one of the smartest writers around, he's funny, wise and prophetic too. So seriously, read this book. "

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About the Author
Author Mark Helprin

Mark Helprin is the acclaimed author of Winter’s Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, Freddy and Fredericka, In Sunlight and in Shadow, Memoir from Antproof Case, and numerous other works, including four that made the New York Times bestsellers list. His novels are translated into over twenty languages and read around the world. He was educated at Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford and served in the Israeli Army, Israeli Air Force, and British Merchant Navy.

About the Narrator

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has recorded more than one hundred audiobooks, earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His narration of The Suspect was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2007.