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How to read a book

Author: Mortimer Jerome Adler; Charles Van Doren
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, [1972] ©1972
Edition/Format:   Print 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, ©1972
(OCoLC)647175838
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mortimer Jerome Adler; Charles Van Doren
ISBN: 067121280X 9780671212803 0671212095 9780671212094 1439510261 9781439510261
OCLC Number: 410780
Description: xiii, 426 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part one. 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 --
Part two. 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 --
Part three. 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 --
Part four. The ultimate goals of reading --
The fourth level of reading: syntopical reading --
Reading and the growth of the mind --
Appendix A. A recommended reading list --
Appendix B. Exercises and tests at the four levels of reading.
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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