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Why Read? - Mark Edmundson
Why Read?
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In this important book, acclaimed author Mark Edmundson reconceives the value and promise of reading. He enjoins educators to stop offering up literature as facile entertainment and instead teach students to read in a way that can change their lives for the better. At once controversial and... show more
In this important book, acclaimed author Mark Edmundson reconceives the value and promise of reading. He enjoins educators to stop offering up literature as facile entertainment and instead teach students to read in a way that can change their lives for the better. At once controversial and inspiring, this is a groundbreaking book written with the elegance and power to change the way we teach and read.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781582346083 (1582346089)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
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4.0 Proust Comes to the Rescue: "Why Read?" by Mark Edmundson
Published September 5th 2005. One of my favourite movies is Good Will Hunting. There’s a fine dialogue from the movie that popped in my mind when I was reading “Why Read?”. It goes something like this (it’s not verbatim): Sean: Do you have a soul mate? Will: What’s that? Sean: A soul mate is som...
Itinerant Librarian on Books
Itinerant Librarian on Books rated it
2.0 Why Read?
I just have a quick note in my journal that I read it back in 2004. However, it was a busy time, so I barely mentioned reading it. I barely recall it, but it was ok.
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