What We Talk About When We Talk About Books

What We Talk About When We Talk About Books

Reports of the death of reading are greatly exaggerated

Do books have a future? Does reading? And what's the difference?

Digital-age Jeremiahs lament that readers have lost patience for anything longer than a tweet. As our appetite for books dwindles, so too do the virtues in which printed, bound objects once trained us: the willpower to focus on a sustained argument, the curiosity to look beyond the day's news, even the willingness to be alone.

However, by examining… (more)

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Publisher: Basic Books (August 20, 2019)

Collection: Basic Books

Page count: 272 pages

Language: English


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