Why We Read (Paperback)
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Why We Read (Paperback)

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From Malcolm Gladwell to Slavoj Zizek, seventy modern masters of non-fiction provide insightful and eloquent essays on the nature of reading true stories and why it is such a rewarding literary and intellectual experience.

Why read non-fiction? Is it just to find things out? Or is it for pleasure, challenge, adventure, meaning? Here, in seventy new pieces, some of the most original writers and thinkers of our time give their answers.

From Hilton Als on reading as writing's dearest companion to Nicci Gerrard on reading for her life; from Malcolm Gladwell on entering the minds of others to Michael Lewis on books as secret discoveries; and from Lea Ypi on the search for freedom to Slavoj Zizek on violent readings, each offers their own surprising perspective on the simple act of turning a page. The result is a celebration of seeing the world in new ways - and of having our minds changed.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781802060959
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 123 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm

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“Recommended”

This collection of short essays is a paean to reading. I loved engaging with each author. It is a book to dip into and revisit. Loud and clear comes the message that print books trump those in other media many levels.... More

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Kate

“Underwhelming”

It is very hard to rate this book..

Felt like it had no beginning and had no end, just the notes that were stuck in the middle... Some mini essays were interesting, some of them seemed repetitive...
Overall it lacked... More

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