Really it's beyond bookness (and I'm not referring to digitisation).
It is the avatar of the avatars of the language.
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> As it is.
> Carrol Cox wrote:
> > William Empson's greatness as a literary critic was closely tied to his
> > love of the OED. This may be a false memory, but I thin he occasionally
> > referred to it simply as "The Great Book."