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The pleasures of reading in an age of distraction

Author: Alan Jacobs
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011
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Is reading under threat? No, says Alan Jacobs--but people do need help iand encouragemnt to enjoy it to the full. Jacobs's experience as a lecturer and many-time author suggests that many readers lack confidence; they wonder whether they are reading well, with proper focus and attentiveness, with due discretion and discernment. Many have absorbed the puritanical message that reading is, first and foremost, good for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Jacobs
ISBN: 9780199747498 0199747490
OCLC Number: 768824798
Description: 162 s.
Contents: YES, WE CAN; WHIM; ALL IN YOUR HEAD; ASPIRATIONS; UPSTREAM; RESPONSIVENESS; KINDLING; SLOWLY, SLOWLY; TRUE CONFESSIONS; LOST; ABBOT HUGH'S ADVICE; THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF ADLER AND VAN DOREN; PLASTIC ATTENTION; GETTING SCHOOLED; QUIET, PLEASE; ONE MORE, WITH FEELING; JUDGE, JURY, EXECUTIONER; IN SOLITUDE, FOR COMPANY; SERENDIP; HOW IT ALL STARTED

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Alan Jacobs offers a witty, literate, and accessible guide for aspiring readers, offering tips on what to read and how to get the most out of it. Each chapter focuses on one aspect of approaching  Read more...

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A vigorous and friendly exhortation to get back into the kind of reading that made you a reader in the first place. * Library Journal * lively volume...prepare to be engrossed. * Times Higher Read more...

 
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