The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education you Never had download free [PDF and Ebook] by Susan Wise Bauer

The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education you Never had download free [PDF and Ebook] by Susan Wise Bauer year 2003
  • Book name: The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education you Never had
  • Author: Susan Wise Bauer
  • Release date: 2003/5/17
  • Publisher: WW NORTON & CO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9780393050943
  • Rating: 7.64 of 10
  • Votes: 279
  • Review by: Raymond Turpin
  • Review rating: 7.32 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/13
  • Total pages: 432
  • Includes a PDF summary of 36 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Have you lost the art of reading for pleasure? Are there books you know you should read but haven't because they seem too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging antidote to the distractions of our age, electronic and otherwise. In her previous book, The Well-Trained Mind, the author provided a road map of classical education for parents wishing to home-school their children, and that book is now the premier resource for home-schoolers. In this new book, Bauer takes the same elements and techniques and adapts them to the use of adult readers who want both enjoyment and self-improvement from the time they spend reading. The Well-Educated Mind offers brief, entertaining histories of five literary genres-fiction, autobiography, history, drama, and poetry-accompanied by detailed instructions on how to read each type. The annotated lists at the end of each chapter-ranging from Cervantes to A. S. Byatt, Herodotus to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich-preview recommended reading and encourage readers to make vital connections between ancient traditions and contemporary writing. The Well-Educated Mind reassures those readers who worry that they read too slowly or with below-average comprehension. If you can understand a daily newspaper, there's no reason you can't read and enjoy Shakespeare's Sonnets or Jane Eyre. But no one should attempt to read the 'Great Books' without a guide and a plan. Susan Wise Bauer will show you how to allocate time to your reading on a regular basis; how to master a difficult argument; how to make personal and literary judgments about what you read; how to appreciate the resonant links among texts within a genre-what does Anna Karenina owe to Madame Bovary?-and also between genres. Followed carefully, the advice in The Well-Educated Mind will restore and expand the pleasure of the written word.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 22H33M35S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Business Studies: General, Literary Studies: General, Literary Reference Works, Encyclopaedias & Reference Works, Open Learning, Home Learning, Distance Education
  • Available formats: PRC, MobiPocket, EPUB, DOC, TCR, TXT, PDF, WORD. Compressed in CPIO, ZIP, RAR, TZO
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 35.14 USD
  • Dimensions: 165x244x38mm
  • Weight: 750g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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