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The Lost Art of Reading

Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time

by David L. Ulin

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Reading is a revolutionary act, an act of engagement in a culture that wants us to disengage. In The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin asks a number of timely questions - why is literature important? What does it offer, especially now? Blending commentary with memoir, Ulin addresses the importance of the simple act of reading in an increasingly digital culture. Reading a book, flipping through hard pages, or shuffling them on screen - it doesn't matter. The key is the act of reading, and it's seriousness and depth. Ulin emphasizes the importance of reflection and pause allowed by stopping to read a book, and the accompanying focus required to let the mind run free in a world that is not one's own. Are we willing to risk our collective interest in contemplation, nuanced thinking, and empathy? Far from preaching to the choir, The Lost Art of Reading is a call to arms, or rather, to pages.


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Publisher: Sasquatch Books

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  • Release date: November 30, 2010

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  • ISBN: 9781570617218
  • Release date: November 30, 2010

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  • ISBN: 9781570617218
  • File size: 158 KB
  • Release date: November 30, 2010

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  • ISBN: 9781570617218
  • File size: 1199 KB
  • Release date: November 30, 2010


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Reading is a revolutionary act, an act of engagement in a culture that wants us to disengage. In The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin asks a number of timely questions - why is literature important? What does it offer, especially now? Blending commentary with memoir, Ulin addresses the importance of the simple act of reading in an increasingly digital culture. Reading a book, flipping through hard pages, or shuffling them on screen - it doesn't matter. The key is the act of reading, and it's seriousness and depth. Ulin emphasizes the importance of reflection and pause allowed by stopping to read a book, and the accompanying focus required to let the mind run free in a world that is not one's own. Are we willing to risk our collective interest in contemplation, nuanced thinking, and empathy? Far from preaching to the choir, The Lost Art of Reading is a call to arms, or rather, to pages.


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    Publisher:
    Sasquatch Books

    Kindle Book
    Release date: November 30, 2010

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781570617218
    Release date: November 30, 2010

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781570617218
    File size: 158 KB
    Release date: November 30, 2010

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781570617218
    File size: 1199 KB
    Release date: November 30, 2010

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