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The Appearance Of Literacy, Literature In The Early West, By Way Of Comparison: Literature In Chinese

Almost all senses of the English word literature and its cognates in other Indo-European languages can eventually be traced back to the act of scratching (on a piece of leather or on clay, stone, wood, wax, pottery, lead, or papyrus). But this primitive act very quickly became associated with superior development: civilization.

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