Robert Darnton
Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor University Librarian

Robert Danton retired in July 2015 as the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian at Harvard University. He has published extensively on the history of books since its emergence as a distinct field of study in the 1960s. Among his books areThe Business of Enlightenment: A Publishing History of the EncyclopedieThe Literary Underground of the Old RegimeThe Forbidden Best-Sellers of Prerevolutionary France;The Case for Books, Past, Present, and Future; and Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature.

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