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Slow reading in a hurried age

Author: David Mikics
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Slow Reading in a Hurried Age is a practical guide for anyone who yearns for a more meaningful and satisfying reading experience, and who wants to sharpen reading skills and improve concentration. The author demonstrates exactly how the tried-and-true methods of slow reading can provide a more immersive, fulfilling experience. He begins with fourteen preliminary rules for slow reading and shows us how to apply them.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Mikics
ISBN: 9780674724723 0674724720
OCLC Number: 840460737
Notes: Includes index.
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, David Mikics says, should not be drudgery, and not mere information-gathering or escape either, but a way to live life at a higher pitch. Slow Reading in a Hurried Age is a practical guide  Read more...

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Like [Charles] Lamb, Mikics understands how modern culture discourages reading for pleasure--especially in an Internet world of short-lived but insistent information. Inviting readers into a less Read more...

 
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