Wrapped in the glow of the computer or phone screen, we cruise websites; we skim and skip. We glance for a brief moment at whatever catches our eye and then move on. Slow Reading in a Hurried Age reminds us of another mode of reading–the kind that requires our full attention and that has as its goal not the mere gathering of information but the deeper understanding that only good books can offer.

Slow Reading in a Hurried Age is a practical guide for anyone who yearns for a more fulfilling reading experience. Mikics begins with fourteen preliminary rules, shows how to apply them, and then discusses key genres, including novels, short stories, poems, plays and essays.

“There is nothing else like Slow Reading in a Hurried Age. Mikics’s fourteen rules are quite wonderful, and I will in teaching adopt them myself.”
–Harold Bloom

“There is much solid wisdom and penetrating advice in these pages. David Mikics is an inspired teacher, and he has brought his rich pedagogic imagination to life in this book, which teaches us to fall in love again with great literature. The examples are wonderfully apt and wide-ranging.”
–Phillip Lopate


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