History of Literature




CHAPTER I


HUMBLE BEGINNINGS


 


CHAPTER I


HUMBLE BEGINNINGS




Almost twenty-two thousand years ago, in the cave paintings at Lascaux and elsewhere, human beings produced the first pictures. It was to be another seventeen millennia before humankind's most extraordinary achievement, the art of writing, made its appearance. One might imagine that people thought up the first written signs in order to preserve their traditional stories. In reality, the reasons behind the development of writing are much more mundane.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
         
 

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