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Slow reading in a hurried age

Author: David Mikics
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013.
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"Wrapped in the glow of the computer or phone screen, we cruise websites; we skim and skip. We glance for a brief moment at whatever catches our eye and then move on. Slow Reading in a Hurried Age reminds us of another mode of reading--the kind that requires our full attention and that has as its goal not the mere gathering of information but the deeper understanding that only good books can offer. Slow Reading in a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Mikics
ISBN: 9780674724723 0674724720
OCLC Number: 840460737
Description: 320 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The problem --
The answer --
The rules --
Reading short stories --
Reading novels --
Reading poetry --
Reading drama --
Reading essays.
Responsibility: David Mikics.

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Reading, the author says, should not be drudgery, and not mere information-gathering or escape either, but a way to live life at a higher pitch. This is a practical guide for anyone who yearns for a  Read more...

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There is nothing else like "Slow Reading in a Hurried Age." Mikics's fourteen rules are quite wonderful, and I will in teaching adopt them myself.--Harold Bloom

 
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