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How to read a book

Author: Mortimer Jerome Adler; Charles Lincoln Van Doren
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updated edView all editions and formats
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Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mortimer Jerome Adler; Charles Lincoln Van Doren
ISBN: 1567310109 9781567310108 0671212095 9780671212094
OCLC Number: 318250223
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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"'There is the book; and here is your mind.' Adler and Van Doren's suggestions on how to connect the two will make you nostalgic for a slower, more earnest, less trivial time." -- Anne Fadiman "It Read more...

 
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