David Mikics - SLOW READING IN A HURRIED AGE & Rob Zaretsky - A LIFE WORTH LIVING

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 7:00pm
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2421 Bissonnet St
77005-1451 Houston
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Slow Reading in a Hurried Age Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780674724723
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Published: Belknap Press - October 8th, 2013

SLOW READING IN A HURRIED AGE is a practical guide for anyone who
yearns for a more meaningful and satisfying reading experience, and who
wants to sharpen reading skills and improve concentration. David Mikics,
a noted literary scholar, demonstrates exactly how the tried-and-true
methods of slow reading can provide a more immersive, fulfilling
experience. He begins with fourteen preliminary rules for slow reading
and shows us how to apply them. The rules are followed by excursions
into key genres, including short stories, novels, poems, plays, and
essays.

 


A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780674724761
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Published: Belknap Press - November 7th, 2013

In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Albert Camus declared that a
writer's duty is twofold: "the refusal to lie about what one knows and
the resistance against oppression." These twin obsessions help explain
something of Camus' remarkable character, which is the overarching
subject of this sympathetic and lively book. Through an exploration of
themes that preoccupied Camus--absurdity, silence, revolt, fidelity, and
moderation--Robert Zaretsky portrays a moralist who refused to be
fooled by the nobler names we assign to our actions, and who pushed
himself, and those about him, to challenge the status quo.