The Art of Reading is a beautiful book and an intimate philosophic guide written by Damon Young. This intellectual trip through literature and philosophy will let you show the meaning of reading and the art of reading as well.
The author will magically open for us his personal box of thinkers, philosophers, writers in a suggestive intellectual walk through centuries of ideas, concepts, plays. The book is published by Melbourne University Press.
Young develops through this book a clear and dense path of the "art of reading" not just like a mere attitude but as a mixture of curiosity, interest, vivacity, an intellectual activity that shouldn't never be disconnected by the same writing, describing the difference between the present and the past. In the past writers wrote for writing because they felt the necessity of telling something. At the moment, according to Young, writers are more dedicated to their work seeing it as a business.
The book is divided in chapters: patience, curiosity, courage, pride, temperance, justice.
At the end of the book suggestions for buying other similar books and then a section dedicated to the most beloved writers of Damon Young starting with his so-loved Arthur Conan Doyle with Sherlock Holmes :-) In the list TS Eliot, Byatt, Francis Scott Fitzgerald and many, many more giants of literature and philosophy.
A precious encyclopedia of "the good reading!"
I thank so much Melbourne University Press for the physical copy of this book remembering that
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Anna Maria Polidori