Etikettarkiv: Wendy Lesser

Hur nyttigt är det att läsa, egentligen?

”With the foundation of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous in 1976, reading became the last thing you can never do too often. Even the much-made argument that works of literature – Northanger Abbey, Madame Bovary – insist on the dangers of literature redounds to literature’s benefit, and provides yet another reason for reading.”

Citerat ur ”Living life by the book: why reading isn’t always good for you” av Leo Robson i New Statesman 20 mars 2014.

Robson tar en skeptisk titt på argumenten i fyra nya böcker som predikar läsningens välsignelser: The Unexpected Professor: an Oxford Life in Books (Faber & Faber) av John Carey, Reading and the Reader: The Literary Agenda (OUP) av Philip Davis, Why I Read: the Serious Pleasure of Books (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) av Wendy Lesser samt The Road to Middlemarch: My Life With George Eliot (Granta Books) Rebecca Mead.

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