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The Resource The pleasures of reading in an age of distraction, Alan Jacobs

The pleasures of reading in an age of distraction, Alan Jacobs

Label
The pleasures of reading in an age of distraction
Title
The pleasures of reading in an age of distraction
Statement of responsibility
Alan Jacobs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author argues that reading is alive and well in America. Millions of devoted readers support hundreds of enormous bookstores and online booksellers. Jacobs's interactions with his students and the readers of his own books, however, suggest that many readers lack confidence; they wonder whether they are reading well, with proper focus and attentiveness, with due discretion and discernment. Jacobs offers an insightful, accessible, and playfully irreverent guide for aspiring readers. Each chapter focuses on one aspect of approaching literary fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, and the book explores everything from the invention of silent reading, reading responsively, rereading, and reading on electronic devices
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
028/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
PN83
LC item number
.J36 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The pleasures of reading in an age of distraction, Alan Jacobs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1296106
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9780199747498
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2010034350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1296106
  • (Sirsi) 1296106
  • (OCoLC)657223858
Label
The pleasures of reading in an age of distraction, Alan Jacobs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1296106
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9780199747498
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2010034350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1296106
  • (Sirsi) 1296106
  • (OCoLC)657223858

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