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How to read a book

Author: Mortimer Jerome Adler; Charles Lincoln Van Doren
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, [1972] ©1972
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Revised and updated editionView all editions and formats
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Investigates the art of reading by examining each aspect of reading, problems encountered, and tells how to combat them.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001.
How to read a book.
New York : Simon and Schuster, c1972
(OCoLC)647175838
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mortimer Jerome Adler; Charles Lincoln Van Doren
ISBN: 067121280X 9780671212803 0671212095 9780671212094 1439510261 9781439510261
OCLC Number: 410780
Description: xiii, 426 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The Dimensions of Reading: The activity and art of reading ; The levels of reading ; The first level of reading : elementary reading ; The second level of reading: inspectional reading ; How to be a demanding reader --
The Third Level of Reading: Analytical Reading: Pigeonholing a book ; X-raying a book ; Coming to terms with an author ; Determining an author's message ; Criticizing a book fairly ; Agreeing or disagreeing with an author ; Aids to reading --
Approaches to Different Kinds of Reading Matter: How to read practical books ; How to read imaginative literature ; Suggestions for reading stories, plays, and poems ; How to read history ; How to read science and mathematics ; How to read philosophy ; How to read social science --
The Ultimate Goals of Reading: The fourth level of reading: syntopical reading ; Reading and the growth of the mind.
Responsibility: by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles van Doren.
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"These four hundred pages are packed full of high matters which no one solicitous of the future of American culture can afford to overlook."--Jacques Barzun

 
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