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Not To Read

Author : Alejandro Zambra
ISBN : 1910695637
Genre : Books and reading
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Over the course of the chronicles and literary essays that make up this volume, Alejandro Zambra outlines his own particular theory of reading. Whether it is in the course of a carefully considered commentary on a specific book, or in the digressions born out of a piece on this or that author - from Parra, Levrero and Pavese to Millán, Ribeyro, Tanizaki or Bolaño, Natalia Ginzburg and Puig - the simple act of reading dominates these pages, within which the author alternates between forceful and good-humoured rants against clichés and impostures and intimist celebrations of true literary experiences. The book's title is an allusion to the moment when Zambra decided to stop writing a weekly literary column and began instead to experiment, as he explains, with the pleasure of not reading certain books, thus allowing himself the freedom to open himself up to readings not imperative to the daily routine of literary journalism. As in his novels and poems, in Not to Read Alejandro Zambra unfurls his characteristic style, which place ambiguity, restraint and uncertainty above everything else, and offer up the suggestion that certain books can touch us in substantial ways. In doing so the outlines of a kind of blurry self-portrait emerge - something like the image of an exemplary writer and reader reflected in a concave mirror, in his library, and surrounded by ghosts and feelings.

How Not To Read

Author : Dan Wilbur
ISBN : 9781101611418
Genre : Humor
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The Last Stupid Book You’ll Ever Need to Read Don’t want to slog through lengthy old books like A Tale of Two Cities or The Giving Tree? Sick of being judged by your avid-reader “friends” who talk about books you’ve never heard of? Want to sound smarter without the strain of actually bettering yourself? Never fear. In How Not to Read, you’ll find techniques to fake your way through literature so you never have to read another book—ever! Inside, you’ll find: •Tips for getting through anything you have to read by reading faster: Just read every third word. (One Hundred Years of Solitude becomes “Many as the Colonel was, that when him ice.” Wow! It’s like a Gertrude Stein poem only more comprehensible!) •Entire genres summed up in a single page: Historical fiction becomes “Guess who else had sex: Hitler!” •Literary insults to make yourself seem smarter: “The only thing sadder than you is a Joycean epiphany!” “You’re as weak as a passive sentence written in negative form. And probably not considered by anyone to be worth more than an adverb.” It’s time to stop fearing those people who keep bringing up Ayn Rand. How Not to Read is here to liberate the world from ever needing to read a book again.

To Read Or Not To Read

Author : Daphne M. Hurford
ISBN : 9780684855417
Genre : Education
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A guide to understanding and living with dyslexia for parents, teachers, and anyone who suffers from this common learning disability provides real-life role models and the latest research

To Read Or Not To Read

Author : Dana Gioia
ISBN : 1422399958
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This report gathers & collates the best national data available to provide a reliable & comprehensive overview of American reading today. This report relies on the most accurate data available, which consists of large, nat. studies conducted on a regular basis by U.S. fed. agencies, supplemented by academic, foundation, & business surveys. Although there has been measurable progress in recent years in reading ability at the elementary school level, all progress appears to halt as children enter their teenage years. There is a general decline in reading among teenage & adult Americans. Both reading ability & the habit of regular reading have greatly declined among college grad. The declines have demonstrable social, economic, cultural, & civic implications. Illus.

To Read Or Not To Read A Question Of National Consequence

Author : Dana Gioia
ISBN : 1422399966
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Executive Summary for a report which gathers & collates the best national data available to provide a reliable & comprehensive overview of American reading today. This report relies on large, nat. studies conducted on a regular basis by U.S. fed. agencies, supplemented by academic, foundation, & business surveys. Although there has been measurable progress in recent years in reading ability at the elementary school level, all progress appears to halt as children enter their teenage years. There is a general decline in reading among teenage & adult Americans. Both reading ability & the habit of regular reading have greatly declined among college grad. The declines have demonstrable social, economic, cultural, & civic implications. Charts & tables.

Startup To Scale Up What Not To Do Easy To Read Easy To Understand Easy To Implement

Author : Viraj Rajani
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Genre : Business & Economics
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Startup to scale-up is a book meant for entrepreneur who are risk takers and have big enough vision to impact the world. This book provides you a very rich and researched frameworks and methods which you can easily implement in your business. Startup to Scale-up as the name suggests gives you all the knowledge and tactics that you will require to scale your business. Business expertise comes from the mistakes and that also includes the mistakes of others. The Author in this book has learned from his own information as well as analysed about 500-600 great startups and business in detail and had found out what problems they were facing while they were scaling up and what things and measures had make them so great. I think it's enough for the description, the more you will find out in the book and after reading it you will know that why i am telling you to invest your time in this book.

To Read Or Not To Read

Author : Christine Hardy
ISBN : 363907369X
Genre : Education
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Heavenly Angel Lay Lay Explains Which Bible To Read Which Bible Not To Read And Why

Author : Ba Walter Burchett
ISBN : 9780615174846
Genre : Family & Relationships
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How Religious Demons change a word here and a word there from the King James Version of the Word of God and use those changes to manipulate humans into believing something Jesus Christ of Nazareth never even said.

The Dark Side Of Literacy

Author : Benjamin Bennett
ISBN : 9780823229161
Genre : Literary Criticism
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We are told that reading enlarges our horizons, that reading literature extends our experience beyond what we have happened upon in our own lives. But the moral and political dangers that attend the association of reading with experience have long been understood. And is that association even valid? What if precisely our most important literary texts are constructed so as to challenge or disrupt it? This book conducts a radical criticism of the concept of reading, especially of the concept of the reader, as these concepts are commonly used in literary criticism. It sketches in broad terms the historical provenance of the reader, in an argument that includes discussions of Dante, Boccaccio, Cervantes, Marlowe, and German idealist philosophy, then suggests that most major European literary works since the eighteenth century are written in direct opposition to the central concepts by which criticism has sought to lay hold of them.

To Read Or Not To Read

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ISBN : OCLC:181621528
Genre : Books and reading
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This report is a new and comprehensive analysis of reading patterns of children, teenagers, and adults in the United States. To Read or Not To Read assembled data on reading trends from more than 40 sources, including federal agencies, universities, foundations, and associations. The compendium expands the investigation of the NEA's landmark 2004 report, Reading at Risk, and reveals recent declines in voluntary reading and test scores alike, exposing trends that have severe consequences for American society.

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