Worshiping 'the Book'

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Gwenda Kaczor for The Chronicle review

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Gwenda Kaczor for The Chronicle review

Worshiping 'the Book'

Gwenda Kaczor for The Chronicle review

I have come to hate "the book," as it is known in the humanities. The definite article implies a specific object already known to both speaker and listener, even if it's the first time the two have met. We tell each other, "I'm working on