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The Art of Reading
Author: Damon Young

ISBN: 9780522867602
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1 April 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0 x 1.5
Description:
We are not born readers, we learn to turn words into worlds. But why is fine writing lauded while excellent reading is ignored?

In The Art of Reading, philosopher Damon Young reveals the pleasures of this intimate pursuit through a rich sample of literature: from Virginia Woolf's diaries to Batman comics. He writes with honesty and humour about the blunders and revelations of his own bookish life.

Devoting each chapter to a literary virtue-curiosity, patience, courage, pride, temperance, justice-The Art of Reading celebrates the reader's power: to turn shapes on a page into a lifelong adventure.

About the Author

Damon Young is a philosopher and writer, and Honorary Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. Damon is the author of Distraction, described by the UK's Financial Times as 'lucid and optimistic'. He has written for The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, ABC and BBC, and is a frequent radio guest. Damon has also published poetry and short fiction.

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