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 Reading allows us to • Relive the past • Enter unknown worlds and Cultures "Why Read Literature?"
Insight Reading is a window • Into unfamiliar experiences • And into our own and others’ characters "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?"
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?"
ARE YOU KIDDING? I’mtoo busy to read!! "Why Read Literature?"
Go Audio! Audio tapes and CDs enable you to listen to great literature anywhere: • While you’re cooking, or • Driving, "Why Read Literature?"
Jogging, or • Resting. "Why Read Literature?"
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?"