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    The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time (Hardback) By (author) David L Ulin

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    DescriptionReading is a revolutionary act, an act of engagement in a culture that wants us to disengage. In The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin asks a number of timely questions - why is literature important? What does it offer, especially now? Blending commentary with memoir, Ulin addresses the importance of the simple act of reading in an increasingly digital culture. Reading a book, flipping through hard pages, or shuffling them on screen - it doesn't matter. The key is the act of reading, and it's seriousness and depth. Ulin emphasizes the importance of reflection and pause allowed by stopping to read a book, and the accompanying focus required to let the mind run free in a world that is not one's own. Are we willing to risk our collective interest in contemplation, nuanced thinking, and empathy? Far from preaching to the choir, The Lost Art of Reading is a call to arms, or rather, to pages.


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    Title
    The Lost Art of Reading
    Subtitle
    Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David L Ulin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 151
    Width: 117 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781570616709
    ISBN 10: 1570616701
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15710
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
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    BISAC V2.8: LIT007000
    DC22: 028.9
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 495
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    DC21: 028.9
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    LC classification: Z1003 .U45 2010
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Sasquatch Books
    Imprint name
    Sasquatch Books
    Publication date
    01 November 2010
    Author Information
    A book editor for the Los Angeles Times, David L. Ulin has also written for The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, The New York Times Book Review, and LA Weekly. He lives in Los Angeles.
    Review quote
    I am a reader who, during a few anxiety-driven years, found myself caught up in a dizzying attempt to be connected and "in the know," leaving very little time for reflection. I believe that Ulin is speaking to that kind of reader. His essay is an exhortation to inspire the distracted reader to remember what they once knew, as opposed to an argument to convert the resistant to a reading life. "--The Everything of Books "