The Pleasures of Reading in an age of Distraction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Alan Jacobs

The Pleasures of Reading in an age of Distraction download free [PDF and Ebook] by Alan Jacobs year 2011
  • Book name: The Pleasures of Reading in an age of Distraction
  • Author: Alan Jacobs
  • Release date: 2011/9/6
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780199747498
  • Rating: 8.37 of 10
  • Votes: 398
  • Review by: Angelique Trinidad
  • Review rating: 7.87 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/21
  • Total pages: 176
  • Includes a PDF summary of 15 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Is reading under threat? No, says Alan Jacobs-but people do need help iand encouragemnt to enjoy it to the full. Jacobs's experience as a lecturer and many-time author suggests that many readers lack confidence; they wonder whether they are reading well, with proper focus and attentiveness, with due discretion and discernment. Many have absorbed the puritanical message that reading is, first and foremost, good for you-the intellectual equivalent of eating your Brussels sprouts. For such people, indeed for all readers, Jacobs offers some simple, powerful, and much needed advice: read at whim, read whatgives you delight, and do so without shame, whether it be Stephen King or the King James Version of the Bible. He offers an insightful, accessible, and playfully irreverent guide for aspiring readers. Each chapter focuses on one aspect of approaching literary fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, and the book explores everything from the invention of silent reading, reading responsively, rereading, and reading on electronic devices. Invitingly written, with equal measures of wit and erudition, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction will appeal to all readers, whether they be novices looking for direction or old hands seeking to recapture the pleasures of reading they first experienced as children.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 10H27M43S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literary Studies: General
  • Available formats: PDF, TXT, MOBI, DOC, EPUB, PML, DOCX, WORD. Compressed in DEB, CBZ, CHM, TAR.LZO, TAR.BZ, ZIP, RAR
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 15.04 USD
  • Dimensions: 147x214x18mm
  • Weight: 339g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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