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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
|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|
|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.|
"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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