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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; Reprint edition (5 Sept. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582346089
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582346083
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.2 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 499,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Thoughtful.striking.Edmundson lobbies for demonstrating literature's importance by teaching it through asking big, risk-taking philosophical questions."

""Why Read? "makes passionate arguments for literature's soul-making potential."


""Why Read?" is an encomium to literature and reading, a passionate argument...Edmundson is dead on target."


"Thoughtful...striking...Edmundson lobbies for demonstrating literature's importance by teaching it through asking big, risk-taking philosophical questions."


"Edmundson's an engaging teacher, earnest, knowledgeable, witty."

"Why Read? makes passionate arguments for literature's soul-making potential."

"Why Read? is an encomium to literature and reading, a passionate argument.Edmundson is dead on target."

"Edmundson's many-faceted argument is forthright, rigorous, and inspiring as he convincingly links literature with hope, and humanism with democracy."

"An engaging blend of social criticism, self-improvement wisdom, and appeal to fellow humanities professors.Edmundson writes with a rare combination of force and humility."

About the Author

Mark Edmundson is NEH/Daniels Family Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Virginia. A prizewinning scholar, he is the author of several book, including the widely praised memoir, Teacher: The One Who Made the Difference.. He has written for the New Republic, the New York Times Magazine, the Nation, and Harper's, where he is a contributing editor.


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