While the literary world celebrates fine writing, the skill of being a good reader is usually overlooked. Philosopher Damon Young’s new book, The Art of Reading, illuminates reading’s power to transform words into worlds. Exploring a series of noteworthy forms of literature, from Virginia Woolf’s diaries to Batman comics, Damon examines the virtues of a literary mind: curiosity, patience, courage, pride, temperance and justice. Join Damon as he reveals the pleasures and adventures that come with living a bookish life.
Damon Young (Australian)
Damon Young is a prize-winning philosopher and writer. He is the author of seven books, including How to Think About Exercise, Philosophy in the Garden and Distraction. His works are published internationally in English and translation, and he has also written poetry and short fiction. Young is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne and his most recent book is The Art of Reading.
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