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.
Why Read was a PSLA Young Adult Top 40 non-fiction title 2004
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A few months ago, I read Edmundson's later book, Self and Soul: A Defense of Idealsand was intellectually excited by its ideas, its cogent arguments, and its overall argument. Books that stretch the ... Read full review
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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 ... Read full review