Against the Machine (Hardcover)

The Hidden Luddite Tradition in Literature, Art, and Individual Lives

By Nicols Fox

Island Press, 9781559638609, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2002

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/1/2004)

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Praise For Against the Machine: The Hidden Luddite Tradition in Literature, Art, and Individual Lives

"Against the Machine is luminous, lyrical, impassioned, profound. I had to put the book down every few paragraphs and breathe in relief."

— Orion

"[Fox] carefully and convincingly makes her case that there have always been reasonable, indeed often brilliant, people who were not at all sure that technology was solving more problems than it created."

— Harper's Magazine

"Against the Machine is timely, compelling, and important. Its intellectual sweep extends from the transcendental to the transistor, covering much unfamiliar ground and reviving a long-neglected tradition of dissent."

— Eric Schlosser, author of "Fast Food Nation"