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How to Read a Book, Revised
Touchstone / 1972 / Paperback
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Originally published in 1940, Adler's living classic has now been updated. This respected guide to reading comprehension takes you through the processes of skimming; summarizing content; criticizing an author's writing fairly; and using different techniques for reading practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science, mathematics, philosophy, and social science. Ideal for high schoolers and college-bound students! 426 pages, softcover from Touchstone.
How to Read a Book, originally published in 1940, has become a rare phenomenon, a living classic. It is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. And now it has been completely rewritten and updated.
You are told about the various levels of reading and how to achieve them -- from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading, you learn how to pigeonhole a book, X-ray it, extract the author's message, criticize. You are taught the different reading techniques for reading practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science.
Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests whereby you can measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension and speed.
Mortimer J. Adler was Chairman of the Board of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, and Honorary Trustee of the Aspen Institute. He authored more than fifty books.
The New Yorker It shows concretely how the serious work of proper reading may be accomplished and how much it may yield in the way of instruction and delight.
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