The Lost Art of Reading

The Lost Art of Reading

By Gerald Stanley Lee
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Table of Contents
  • The Lost Art of Reading
  • Contents
  • Book I Interferences with the Reading Habit
    • The First Interference: Civilisation
      • I Dust
      • II Dust
      • III Dust to Dust
      • IV Ashes
      • V The Literary Rush
      • VI Parenthesis To the Gentle Reader
      • VII More Parenthesis—But More to the Point
      • VIII More Literary Rush
      • IX The Bugbear of Being Well Informed—A Practical Suggestion
      • X The Dead Level of Intelligence
      • XI The Art of Reading as One Likes
    • The Second Interference: The Disgrace of the Imagination
      • I On Wondering Why One Was Born
      • II The Top of the Bureau Principle
    • The Third Interference: The Unpopularity of the First Person Singular
      • I The First Person a Necessary Evil
      • II The Art of Being Anonymous
      • III Egoism and Society
      • IV i + I = We
      • V The Autobiography of Beauty
    • The Fourth Interference: The Habit of Not Letting One’s Self Go
      • I The Country Boy in Literature
      • II The Subconscious Self
      • III The Organic Principle of Inspiration
    • The Fifth Interference: The Habit of Analysis
      • I If Shakespeare Came to Chicago
      • II Analysis Analysed
    • The Sixth Interference: Literary Drill in College
      • I Seeds and Blossoms
      • II Private Road: Dangerous
      • III The Organs of Literature
      • IV Entrance Examinations in Joy
      • V Natural Selection in Theory
      • VI Natural Selection in Practice
      • VII The Emancipation of the Teacher
      • VIII The Test of Culture
      • IX Summary
      • X A Note
    • The Seventh Interference: Libraries. Wanted: An Old-Fashioned Librarian
      • I viz.
      • II cf.
      • III et al.
      • IV etc.
      • V O
  • Book II Possibilities
    • I The Issue
      • II The First Selection
      • III Conveniences
      • IV The Charter of Possibility
      • V The Great Game
      • VI Outward Bound
  • Book III Details. The Confessions of an Unscientific Mind
    • I—Unscientific
      • I On Being Intelligent in a Library
      • II How It Feels
      • III How a Specialist can Be an Educated Man
      • IV On Reading Books through Their Backs
      • V On Keeping Each Other in Countenance
      • VI The Romance of Science
      • VII Monads
      • VIII Multiplication Tables
    • II—On Reading for Principles
      • I On Changing One’s Conscience
      • II On the Intolerance of Experienced People
      • III On Having One’s Experience Done Out
      • IV On Reading a Newspaper in Ten Minutes
      • V General Information
      • VI But——
    • III—Reading Down Through
      • I Inside
      • II On Being Lonely with a Book
      • III Keeping Other Minds Off
      • IV Reading Backwards
    • IV—Reading for Facts
      • I Calling the Meeting to Order
      • II Symbolic Facts
      • III Duplicates: A Principle of Economy
    • V—Reading for Results
      • I The Blank Paper Frame of Mind
      • II The Usefully Unfinished
      • III Athletics
    • VI—Reading for Feelings
      • I The Passion of Truth
      • II Topical Point of View
    • VII—Reading the World Together
      • I Focusing
      • II The Human Unit
      • III The Higher Cannibalism
      • IV Spiritual Thrift
      • V The City, the Church, and the College
      • VI The Outsiders
      • VII Reading the World Together
  • Book IV What to Do Next
    • I See Next Chapter
      • II Diagnosis
      • III Eclipse
      • IV Apocalypse
      • V Every Man his Own Genius
      • VI An Inclined Plane
      • VII Allons
  • Footnotes
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