Why Read?

Why Read?

Book - 2004
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Argues that questions about the uses of literature are essential to a literary education and that reading not for only training and education, but also for pleasure, can change students' lives for the better.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, ℗♭2004
Edition: 1st U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781582344256
1582344256
9781582346083
1582346089
Branch Call Number: 807. 1173 EDM
Characteristics: 146 pages ; 22 cm

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Aug 08, 2018

Filled with criticisms about higher education in the USA, American popular culture, the trends and character of academe, and interfused with a humane vision - which doesn't shirk strenuousness and risk - for a ethos for democracy, this long essay, composed mostly of two to six page mini-essays, is heartening and encouraging. Its also packed with questions! Although it makes numerous references, it completely lacks notes and bibliography.

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romayka
Jun 01, 2018

Edmundson's "Why Write?" is a welcome change to the mainstream way of thinking about the process of writing. I cannot wait to read his "Why Read?" It, for sure, will be as innovative as the book I already read.

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