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Why Read Literature?. “We go to college to be given one more chance to learn to read in case we haven’t learned in high school.” - Robert Frost. Enjoyment & Understanding. Reading allows us to Relive the past Enter unknown worlds and Cultures . Insight. Reading is a window

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why read literature
WhyReadLiterature?
  • “We go to college to be given one more chance to learn to read in case we haven’t learned in high school.”

- Robert Frost

"Why Read Literature?"

enjoyment understanding
Enjoyment & Understanding

Reading allows us to

  • Relive the past
  • Enter unknown worlds and Cultures

"Why Read Literature?"

insight
Insight

Reading is a window

  • Into unfamiliar experiences
  • And into our own and others’ characters

"Why Read Literature?"

so why read literature
So, why read literature?

C. S. Lewis in An Experiment in Criticism says:

“Unless you contain in yourself sources that can supply all the information, entertainment, advice, rebuke and merriment you want, the answer is obvious. And if it is worthwhile, . . . It is often worth doing so attentively.”

"Why Read Literature?"

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C. S. Lewis continued…

“The nearest I have yet got to an answer is that we seek an enlargement of our being. We want to be more than ourselves. . . In reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself.”

"Why Read Literature?"

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ARE YOU KIDDING?

I’mtoo busy to read!!

"Why Read Literature?"

go audio
Go Audio!

Audio tapes and CDs enable you to listen to great literature anywhere:

  • While you’re cooking,

or

  • Driving,

"Why Read Literature?"

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Jogging,

or

  • Resting.

"Why Read Literature?"

but where can i get audio books
But where can I get audio books?
  • Public Libraries
  • University Libraries
  • http://www.audible.com
  • Recorded Books on Tape

http://www.recordedbooks.com/

  • Listening Library

http://www.listeninglib.com/index.pperl

Search for audible books on the internet

for many other audio book providers.

"Why Read Literature?"