Center for the Study of The Great Ideas
How to Read a Book
Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren
A Treasure Found, Restored, and Now Available
Three years after writing the wonderfully expanded third edition of How to Read a Book, Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren did a series of thirteen 14-minute videos about the very essence of the book. The videos were produced and published by Encyclopaedia Britannica. For unknown reasons sometime after their original publication, these videos have been lost all these years.
What does the DVD contain?
The DVD includes all thirteen 14-minute programs for a total of three hours of video. Each section includes Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren in a lively, candid discussion of the art of reading and why it is so important and demonstrating its use in their own reading.
Why you should see this video if you have read the book.
If you have already read How to Read a Book, you will;
1. Find the videos an excellent review and a reminder of the advanced reading skills.
2. See a superb demonstration of reading skills in action that will inspire you to put them to use in your own reading.
Why you should see the videos if you have not read the book.
If you have not yet read How to Read a Book, you will;
1. Get an introduction to reading skills that make so much sense you will wonder why you never learned them in school.
2. View the advantages these reading skills create in their users that will inspire you to buy and read the book and begin to put the skills to use in your own reading.
To read or not to read.
How to keep awake while reading.
Coming to terms with the author.
What's the proposition and why?
The questions to ask a book.
Talking back to the author.
Sorting out the books.
How to read stories.
What makes a story good.
How to read a poem.
Activating poetry and plays.
How to read two books at a time.
The pyramid of books.
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