How To Read A Book

Author: Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476790159
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Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

Literary Occasions

Author: V.S. Naipaul
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307370658
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A rich collection of essays on reading, writing, and identity from our finest writer in English, V. S. Naipaul. Literary Occasions charts more than half a century of personal enquiry into the mysteries of written expression, and of fiction in particular. Literary Occasions brings together some true gems of literary criticism and personal reflection. Reflecting on the full scope of his career, V. S. Naipaul takes us through his beginnings as a writer: his boyhood experiences of reading books and his first efforts at writing them; the early glimmers and evolution of ideas about the proper relations of particular literary forms to particular cultures and identities; and his father’s influence, revealed in an intriguing preface to the only book he ever published. These moving and thoughtful pieces are accompanied by Naipaul’s profound and severe discussions of other authors, including his signal essay on Conrad, and the classic “Indian Autobiographies.” The collection is completed by “Two Worlds,” the magnificent Nobel Address, in which Naipaul considers the indivisibility of the literary and the personal. Sustained by extraordinary powers of expression and thought, Literary Occasions is both a subtle recollection of Naipaul’s past, and the only available organized statement of his literary ideas. A valuable companion to last year’s The Writer and the World, this is an essential volume from a man who has devoted his life to the written word. From the Hardcover edition.

Speed Reading The Easy Way

Author: Howard Stephen Berg
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780812098525
Size: 59.54 MB
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Provides information on the mechanics of speed reading, discusses methods for improving memory, offers study techniques, and includes diagnostic tests to measure reading speed

How To Think About God

Author: Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439105139
Size: 44.99 MB
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Dr. Adler, in his discussion, extends and modernizes the argument for the existence of God developed by Aristotle and Aquinas. Without relying on faith, mysticism, or science (none of which, according to Dr. Adler, can prove or disprove the existence of God), he uses a rationalist argument to lead the reader to a point where he or she can see that the existence of God is not necessarily dependent upon a suspension of disbelief. Dr. Adler provides a nondogmatic exposition of the principles behind the belief that God, or some other supernatural cause, has to exist in some form. Through concise and lucid arguments, Dr. Adler shapes a highly emotional and often erratic conception of God into a credible and understandable concept for the lay person.

How To Speak How To Listen

Author: Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439104891
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Practical information for learning how to speak and listen more effectively. Drawing on decades of experience as educator and philosopher, Mortimer J. Adler gives the listener a short course in effective communication filled with the Adler wisdom and wit. Both instructive and practical, How to Speak, How to Listen will be invaluable to everyone: salespeople and executives involved in conferences and negotiations, politicians, lecturers, and teachers, as well as families seeking to improve communication among themselves.

Breakthrough Rapid Reading

Author: Peter Kump
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780735200197
Size: 68.52 MB
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Based on the discoveries of Evelyn Wood, a speed reading expert reveals the secrets of an increased reading rate and improved retention skills through a series of graded drills and exercises

Reading Like A Writer

Author: Francine Prose
Publisher: Union Books
ISBN: 1908526149
Size: 41.64 MB
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DIV In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humour and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart – to take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; to look to John le Carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue and to Flannery O’Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail; to be inspired by Emily Brontë’s structural nuance and Charles Dickens’s deceptively simple narrative techniques. Most importantly, Prose cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted, and reminds us that good writing comes out of good reading. /div

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Critical Reading

Author: Amy Wall
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 144069642X
Size: 12.49 MB
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The essential guide to looking at literature with your own two eyes. What students know about Shakespeare, Orwell, Dickens, and Twain is primarily what their instructors tell them. Here's a book that teaches the students how to move on to the next level-evaluate and read critically on their own, trust their own opinions, develop original ideas, analyze characters, and find a deeper appreciation for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and more. * Ideal companion for college students and accessible for the casual reader as well * Covers fiction, poetry, narrative nonfiction, biographies and memoirs, essays and editorials, and newspapers, magazines, and journals * Features examples from published writing * Includes a reading list and a glossary of literary terms

Adobe Acrobat 8 Pdf Bible

Author: Ted Padova
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470377658
Size: 29.57 MB
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"The Adobe Acrobat 8 PDF Bible is the comprehensive guide to Acrobat for novices and power users alike. With a concise, easy-to-read format, you will be creating interactive XML forms, enabling streamlined document review processes, and publishing high-impact electronic documents in no time." —Rick Brown, director of product management, Adobe Acrobat The book you need to succeed with Adobe Acrobat! Why do readers turn to the Adobe Acrobat Bible again and again? Because whether you're already experienced with Adobe Acrobat or you're learning to use this powerful tool for the first time, you'll find exactly what you need to know in these well-organized pages. Packed with helpful tips and step-by-step instructions, this latest edition will guide you through both basic and advanced features, enabling you to take full advantage of everything Acrobat 8 has to offer. Create, collect, and distribute forms with LiveCycle® Designer Work seamlessly with Microsoft® Office applications Convert AutoCAD® and Visio® files to PDF Discover new ways to edit PDFs and remove sensitive data Explore enhanced Shared Reviews tools with easy-to-use Wizard Collect form data by exporting it directly to Microsoft Excel® Combine files and create PDF Packages using new Acrobat 8 tools What's on the CD-ROM? You'll find valuable, author-developed sample files including PDF documents, Adobe Designer forms, and Acrobat PDF forms with JavaScripts—all arranged in folders according to chapters in the book, so you use them along with the book's tutorials. The CD also includes: Adobe Reader software Entire book in searchable PDF with embedded index Windows demonstration plug-ins