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. #SlowReadinginaHurriedAge 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 Hurried Age is a #practicalguide for anyone who yearns for a more meaningful and satisfying #readingexperience, and who wants to sharpen #readingskills and improve #concentration. #DavidMikics, a noted literary scholar, demonstrates exactly how the tried-and-true methods of #slowreading can provide a more immersive, fulfilling experience. He begins with fourteen preliminary rules for slow reading and shows us how to apply them. The rules are followed by excursions into key genres, including #shortstories, #novels, #poems, #plays, and #essays.
Reading, Mikics says, should not be drudgery, and not mere escape either, but a way to live life at a higher pitch. A good book is a pathway to finding ourselves, by getting lost in the words and works of others.
Publisher Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press
Publication date October 8, 2013
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