How to Read a Book

SKU: 8305  |  ISBN: 9780671212094

Recovering the word. Growing your mind by reading well for instruction and delight.

The living classic from 1940, the most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. The antidote to the superficiality and dumbing-down encouraged by Google & Co. Learn the four levels of reading, how to "pigeonhole" a book, X-ray it, extract the author's message, and analyze it. Stop wasting time. The ways to read technical books, imaginative literature, science and math, plays, poetry, history, philosophy. Supplies a classic worth-your-while recommended reading list of 137 authors. Includes 55 pages of exercises and tests for individual or group study at the four levels of reading: Elementary (Newton, J.S. Mill), Inspectional (Dante, Darwin), Analytical, and Syntopical (Aristotle, Rousseau). "Take up and read," said the angel to Augustine.

426pp., softcover.

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