Slow Reading in a Hurried Age

Slow Reading in a Hurried Age

Slow Reading in a Hurried Age is a practical guide for anyone who yearns for a more meaningful, satisfying reading experience, as well as sharper reading skills and improved concentration.

Author: David Mikics

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674728318

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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Reading, David Mikics says, should not be drudgery, and not mere information-gathering or escape either, but a way to live life at a higher pitch. Slow Reading in a Hurried Age is a practical guide for anyone who yearns for a more meaningful, satisfying reading experience, as well as sharper reading skills and improved concentration.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick revolutionized Hollywood with movies like Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and A Clockwork Orange, and electrified audiences with The Shining and Full Metal Jacket.

Author: David Mikics

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300224405

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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Stanley Kubrick revolutionized Hollywood with movies like Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and A Clockwork Orange, and electrified audiences with The Shining and Full Metal Jacket. David Mikics takes readers on a deep dive into Kubrick's life and work, illustrating his intense commitment to each of his films. Kubrick grew up in the Bronx, a doctor's son. From a young age he was consumed by photography, chess, and, above all else, movies. He was a self-taught filmmaker and self-proclaimed outsider, and his films exist in a unique world of their own outside the Hollywood mainstream. Kubrick's Jewishness played a crucial role in his idea of himself as outsider. Obsessed with rebellion against authority, war, and male violence, Kubrick was himself a calm, coolly masterful creator and a talkative, ever-curious polymath immersed in friends and family. Drawing on interviews and new archival material, Mikics for the first time explores the personal side of Kubrick's films.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Slow Book Revolution Creating a New Culture of Reading on College Campuses and Beyond

The Slow Book Revolution  Creating a New Culture of Reading on College Campuses and Beyond

David Mikics, Slow Reading in a Hurried Age (Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 2013), 7
. 6. Kristin Purcell et al., How Teens Do Research in the Digital World (
Washington, DC: Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, 2012),
2, ...

Author: Meagan Lacy

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610697163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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This inspiring guide shows how to implement the principles of the Slow Book movement in college campus libraries as well as public and high school libraries, with the ultimate goals of encouraging pensive reading habits and creating a lifelong enjoyment of books. • Explains how you can address your users' growing needs for sustained reflection and authentic connection • Shows how leading and promoting the Slow Book movement adds new value to your library • Presents examples and advice that you can use and adapt to lead the Slow Book movement at your library • Shows ways in which academic, public, and school librarians can form partnerships for literacy outreach programs
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Bellow s People

Bellow s People

The book is divided into eight chapters on some of the extraordinary people who mattered most to Bellow--family members like his irascible brother Morrie; friends like the novelists and critics Ralph Ellison, Delmore Schwartz and Allan ...

Author: David Mikics

Publisher:

ISBN: 0393246876

Category:

Page: 269

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A leading literary critic's innovative study of how the Nobel Prize-winning author turned life into art.
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Power of Reading

Power of Reading

... asserts a selfhelp book titled Slow Reading in a Hurried Age.58 Outwardly, this
diagnosis appears as an updated version of the nineteenth-century lament about
the distracted reading habits of those engaged with sensationalist novels.

Author: Frank Furedi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472914781

Category: History

Page: 272

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Here is a natural companion to Christopher Booker`s bestselling The Seven Basic Plots (Continuum) and John Gross`s seminal study The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters (Weidenfeld and Nicolson). The most eminent cultural and social historian Frank Furedi presents an eclectic and entirely original history of reading. The very act of reading and the choice of reading material endow individuals with an identity that possesses great symbolic significance. Already in ancient Rome, Cicero was busy drawing up a hierarchy of different types of readers. Since that time people have been divided into a variety of categories- literates and illiterates, intensive and extensive readers, or vulgo and discreet readers. In the 19th Century, accomplished readers were praised as `men of letters` while their moral opposites were described as `unlettered`. Today distinctions are made between cultural and instrumental readers and scorn is communicated towards the infamous `tabloid reader`. The purpose of this book is to explore the changing meanings attributed to the act of reading. Although it has an historical perspective, the book`s focus is very much on the culture of reading that prevails in the 21st Century. There are numerous texts on the history of literacy (Hoggart), yet there is no publication devoted to the the history of readers and their relationship with wider culture and society. It is thus a fascinating insight into understanding the post-Gutenberg debates about literacy in a multimedia environment with such a strong emphasis on the absorption of information. Taking a cue from George Steiner, Furedi argues vigorously for the restoration of the art of reading- every bit as important as the art of writing.
Categories: History

Reversing the Cult of Speed in Higher Education

Reversing the Cult of Speed in Higher Education

Mark, Multitasking in the Digital Age. Mikics, Slow Reading in a Hurried Age, 17.
Berg and Seeber, The Slow Professor, 25. Adams, “Academic Bait and Switch.”
On the fading of reading at the dawn of the information age, see Birkerts, The ...

Author: Jonathan Chambers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351625388

Category: Education

Page: 262

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A collection of essays written by arts and humanities scholars across disciplines, this book argues that higher education has been compromised by its uncritical acceptance of our culture’s standards of productivity, busyness, and speed. Inspired by the Slow Movement, contributors explain how and why university culture has come to value productivity over contemplation and rapidity over slowness. Chapter authors argue that the arts and humanities offer a cogent critique of fast culture in higher education, and reframe the discussion of the value of their fields by emphasizing the dialectic between speed and slowness.
Categories: Education

Bellow s People How Saul Bellow Made Life Into Art

Bellow s People  How Saul Bellow Made Life Into Art

Saul Bellow was the most lauded American writer of the twentieth century—the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, and the only novelist to be awarded the National Book Award in Fiction three times.

Author: David Mikics

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393246889

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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A leading literary critic’s innovative study of how the Nobel Prize–winning author turned life into art. Saul Bellow was the most lauded American writer of the twentieth century—the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, and the only novelist to be awarded the National Book Award in Fiction three times. Preeminently a novelist of personality in all its wrinkles, its glories and shortcomings, Bellow filled his work with vibrant, garrulous, particular people—people who are somehow exceptionally alive on the page. In Bellow’s People, literary historian and critic David Mikics explores Bellow’s life and work through the real-life relationships and friendships that Bellow transmuted into the genius of his art. Mikics covers ten of the extraordinary people who mattered most to Bellow, such as his irascible older brother, Morrie, a key inspiration for The Adventures of Augie March; the writer Delmore Schwartz and the philosopher Allan Bloom, who were the originals for the protagonists of Humboldt’s Gift and Ravelstein; the novelist Ralph Ellison, with whom he shared a house every summer in the late 1950s, when Ellison was coming off the mammoth success of Invisible Man and Bellow was trying to write Herzog; and Bellow’s wife, Sondra Tschacbasov, and his best friend, Jack Ludwig, whose love affair Bellow fictionalized in Herzog. A perfect introduction to Bellow’s life and work, Bellow’s People is an incisive critical study of the novelist and a memorable account of a vibrant and tempestuous circle of midcentury American intellectuals.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The American Canon

The American Canon

Now, in the first collection devoted to his illuminating writings specifically on American literature, Bloom reflects on the surprising ways American writers have influenced each other across more than two centuries.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher:

ISBN: 1598536400

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 500

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Our foremost literary critic celebrates the American pantheon of great writers from Emerson and Whitman to Hurston and Ellison, to Ursula K. LeGuin, Philip Roth, and Thomas Pynchon. Harold Bloom is our greatest living student of literature, "a colossus among critics" (The New York Times) and a "master entertainer" (Newsweek). Over the course of a remarkable career spanning more than half a century, in such best-selling books as The Western Canon and Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, he transformed the way we look at the masterworks of western literature. Now, in the first collection devoted to his illuminating writings specifically on American literature, Bloom reflects on the surprising ways American writers have influenced each other across more than two centuries. The American Canon gathers five decades of Bloom's essays, occasional pieces, and introductions as well as excerpts from several of his books, weaving them together into an unrivalled tour of the great American bookshelf. Always a champion of aesthetic power, Bloom tells the story of our national literature in terms of artistic struggle against powerful predecessors and the American thirst for selfhood. All of the visionary American writers who have long preoccupied Bloom--Emerson and Whitman, Hawthorne and Melville, and Dickinson, Faulkner, Crane, Frost, Stevens, and Bishop--are here, along with Hemingway, James, O'Connor, Ellison, Hurston, LeGuin, Ashbery and many others. Bloom's enthusiasm for these American geniuses is contagious, and he reminds us how these writers have shaped our sense of who we are, and how they can summon us to be yet better versions of ourselves.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The American Canon Literary Genius from Emerson to Le Guin

The American Canon  Literary Genius from Emerson to Le Guin

Now, in the first collection devoted to his illuminating writings specifically on American literature, Bloom reflects on the surprising ways American writers have influenced each other across more than two centuries.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598536416

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 500

View: 393

Our foremost literary critic celebrates the American pantheon of great writers from Emerson and Whitman to Hurston and Ellison, to Ursula K. LeGuin, Philip Roth, and Thomas Pynchon. Harold Bloom is our greatest living student of literature, "a colossus among critics" (The New York Times) and a "master entertainer" (Newsweek). Over the course of a remarkable career spanning more than half a century, in such best-selling books as The Western Canon and Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, he transformed the way we look at the masterworks of western literature. Now, in the first collection devoted to his illuminating writings specifically on American literature, Bloom reflects on the surprising ways American writers have influenced each other across more than two centuries. The American Canon gathers five decades of Bloom's essays, occasional pieces, and introductions as well as excerpts from several of his books, weaving them together into an unrivalled tour of the great American bookshelf. Always a champion of aesthetic power, Bloom tells the story of our national literature in terms of artistic struggle against powerful predecessors and the American thirst for selfhood. All of the visionary American writers who have long preoccupied Bloom--Emerson and Whitman, Hawthorne and Melville, and Dickinson, Faulkner, Crane, Frost, Stevens, and Bishop--are here, along with Hemingway, James, O'Connor, Ellison, Hurston, LeGuin, Ashbery and many others. Bloom's enthusiasm for these American geniuses is contagious, and he reminds us how these writers have shaped our sense of who we are, and how they can summon us to be yet better versions of ourselves.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Virginia Quarterly Review

The Virginia Quarterly Review

His Slow versity and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Reading in a
Hurried Age is forthcoming from Harvard / California , Berkeley . Belknap . David
Lehman teaches in the graduate writing program Craig Mod is a writer and
designer ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89122452881

Category: Little magazines

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Categories: Little magazines

Reading and Reasoning

Reading and Reasoning

compared with other countries (in Great Britain five is the legal age of entry and
there are no school-readiness provisions). Children under seven in ... It pays to “
waste time by using a very quiet and slow tempo and a very careful and richly
varied method in the early learning stages. Growth in reading cannot be hurried
above capacity level without some fatal and far-extending effects. The total
personality ...

Author: DOWNING

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781475717075

Category: Education

Page: 193

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I have written this book to put forward a new theory of reading the cognitive clarity theory. But the book is not all theory. I have tried to show how this theory can help students, teachers and parents to improve children's education in reading at home and at school. Although the cognitive clarity theory is new, it is derived from other theories and from a wide range of educational, linguistic and psychological research. The cognitive clarity theory is thus a bringing together of the insights of many col leagues in these disciplines. What the theory owes to these colleagues is clearly acknowledged as the evidence is presented. But I must also be thankful for the experiences that have led me in this direction. I worked as a school teacher for nearly ten years before I became an experimental psychologist. During my years as a teacher I was often baffled by children's difficulties in learning to read. Then, only two or three years after qualifying in psych ology, I had the good fortune to be chosen to plan and conduct the first large scale experiment on children's reading in Britain.
Categories: Education

Teaching Particulars

Teaching Particulars

It’s never too late to be startled into delight by the power of language, and that is the experience offered on every page of this book.

Author: Helaine L. Smith

Publisher: Paul Dry Books

ISBN: 9781589880917

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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In Teaching Particulars, Helaine Smith engages her students, grammar school through twelfth grade—and any avid reader—in the questions that great literature evokes. Included are chapters on Homer and Genesis; plays by Sophocles, Shakespeare, and Beckett; poems by Jonson, Donne, Coleridge, Browning, Hopkins, Yeats, Bishop, Hecht, Dove, and Lowell; essays by Baldwin, Lamb, and White; and fiction by Flannery O’Connor, Dickens, Joyce, Poe, Tolstoy, Mann, and Kafka. Whether Helaine Smith is talking to young or older students, she shows how any devoted reader can uncover all sorts of subtle beauty and meaning by reading closely and by assuming that virtually every word and phrase of a great text is deliberate. The question-and-answer form of these jargon-free dialogues creates the feeling of a vibrant classroom where learning and delight are the watchwords. “After her forty years of teaching, Smith’s keen understanding of the literary canon makes her the perfect candidate to write this humorous and insightful book." —Foreword Reviews "Teaching Particulars is an exemplary series of literary conversations by a master teacher on a great variety of important, life-shaping books. The guidance is unfailingly humane, the essays thoughtfully presented by someone who cares as much for the written word as she does about her classroom and her subject matter. Her commentary on Hecht’s ‘Rites and Ceremonies,’ the poet’s complex response to Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land,’ ranks among the very best anywhere, as is true for her reading of Hecht’s ‘Devotions of a Painter,’ which has the further advantage of illuminating that work in light of Elizabeth Bishop’s profound meditation on painting in her ‘Poem.’ Reading Teaching Particulars makes me wish that all of my students could have had Helaine Smith as their teacher.” —Jonathan F. S. Post, Distinguished Professor of English and former Chair of the Department, UCLA “There’s simply nothing else like Teaching Particulars, a book packed with so much wisdom and practical advice about teaching literature that every instructor of grades 6 to 12—and of college classes, too—will want to get a copy right now. Even if you’re not a teacher, I highly recommend it. The love of books pulses through every page Helaine Smith writes, and her passion is infectious. She opens our eyes to the pleasures of reading in a way that few critics can, and she does it all in a book whose style is both elegant and friendly.” —David Mikics, John and Rebecca Moores Professor of English, University of Houston, and author of Slow Reading in a Hurried Age “Teaching Particulars is a bounteous resource for all teachers, as well as a pleasure just to curl up with and read away.” —Susan J. Wolfson, Professor of English, Princeton University “Helaine Smith is a genius of a teacher: witty, imaginative, precise, intuitive, and gracefully learned. Now anyone who opens her Teaching Particulars can have the rare privilege of learning from her how to read, in the truest sense. It’s never too late to be startled into delight by the power of language, and that is the experience offered on every page of this book. It’s a book not only for the schoolroom, but for the school of life.”—Rosanna Warren, Hanna Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor, The Committee on Social Thought, The University of Chicago
Categories: Literary Criticism

The New Monthly Belle Assembl e

The New Monthly Belle Assembl  e

From this time she became patient, thorough and laborious in all the duties of her
age and place. ... She studied them in a crude and hurried manner ; but that
wonderful alembic of ... magnificences, and even with the added zest of a
forbidden book, the "Nouvelle Heloise" would be very slow reading for our youth
of to-day.

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Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555032827

Category: Fashion

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Categories: Fashion

The Priest s Woman

The Priest s Woman

When I arrived back with the book, she clutched it fondly in both hands and said
she had become a slow reader and hoped I wouldn't mind, but with her eyes she
... said it as if it was no matter. 'It is my age you know. ... Rita hurried across the
kitchen with the two of us in tow and soon opened a door that revealed a dimly lit
 ...

Author: John Stephen Ayliffe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479723614

Category: Fiction

Page: 157

View: 726

Keeping the Faith in spite of the Church: True love triumphs against the Catholic Churchs most outdated law, a gay priest is hounded by the Vaticans Secret Police, a courageous young journalist takes on Nazi Germany and exposes the Pope who aided Hitler - Composed over three decades my stories from real life are about the struggle between Faith and organised religion, its hierarchical duplicity, shameful denial and lack of justice and compassion. Id love to be a Catholic, but the Church is in the way, says Jimmy, who wants to make love not war.
Categories: Fiction

Proceedings

Proceedings

Some children never get beyond the eight - nine - year stage ; others acquire
ability to read difficult abstract materials critically and with ... T . . e process of
maturation can be helped but not : hurried . ... s difficulties are multiplied by the
fact that . children of a given chronological age do not all attain a certain stage of
reading at the same time , In ... are contrasted with a class of readers ( CI S3 C )
who are making relatively slow progress , The large middle group in each of the
Coasses A ...

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ISBN: PSU:000057647265

Category: Reading

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Categories: Reading

Diagnostic and Attainment Testing

Diagnostic and Attainment Testing

GIVING THE TEST If the pupil reads too fast for the purpose of recording, he may
be asked to read more slowly, or to ... The pupil should not be hurried, and self-
corrections should be counted as correct. ... On the other hand a pupil reading
the word “postage" may say “post (as box) age '' instead of “post (as in low) age,”
 ...

Author: Fred Joyce Schonell

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293101621245

Category: Achievement tests

Page: 192

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Categories: Achievement tests

Libraries

Libraries

You remember the story of Newton who was considered a slow pupil. ... a person
in charge who is interested and who understands young people and who knows
the books suited to that age. ... breadth and height; length to include some
stepping stones or mediocre books to attract the slow reader; breadth to include
books of travel, biography, ... work of offering these young people greater variety
and choice than a hurried casual look over the shelves by an assistant could
possibly do.

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036898602

Category: Libraries

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Categories: Libraries

The Every day Book and Table Book

The Every day Book and Table Book

... But setting out where others nigh have done , reading ; for my conductor ; but
even he hurried And being ripeu'd in the ... The drawling The childhood of old
age , hearse left me labouring behind ; the Began as other children have begun
... waggon passed me like a Not with the pastorals of Mr. Pope , bird upon the
road , so tediously slow is Or Bard of Hope , my pace . ... Reading , -and wept
redundant dewlap is likely ever to graze on the ground If stalls and troughs Thus
reading on ...

Author: William Hone

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000107768

Category:

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

the age tered units that an A - bomb attack on bold in dealing with today's
problems session of the 82nd in January of this ... slow stran23 , it was defeated
by a nearly solid gulation that comes from over - concenlaboratories close to
good living ... hurried age . And at the same time facilities in tight concentrations
that it would make for greater safety in would make ... nineteenth century , one as
fine and DISPERSAL - A SELECTED READING LIST Compiled by BERTHOLD
ALTMANN 279.

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ISBN: UOM:39015012931898

Category: Nuclear energy

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Categories: Nuclear energy

The Educator journal

The Educator journal

Just what are the values for reading work to be derived from the use of
LanguageGames ? 11. ... read hurriedly and at " snatches " what they do read ,
hence are liable to form a habit of hurried and careless reading so far as ... The
historical books appeal to the young and story loving age . ... to determine this
question . present no difference in efficiency has been found between the rapid
and slow reader .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:096800260

Category: Education

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Categories: Education