Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Pleasures of Reading are coming at you! (also in a good way)

Not on Amazon yet, but at OUP's site.


  1. Wow! From OUP's web site: "A contemporary companion to Mortimer Adler's 1940 classic 'How to Read a Book'" Now that's an endorsement!

  2. Nah, that's a publisher's blurb. We'll get the genuine endorsements later, I trust, once there are galleys to send around.

  3. Is the title meant to echo Robert Alter's The Pleasures of Reading in an Ideological Age, perchance?

  4. Sister Hilda KleimanDecember 8, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    I'm looking forward to it, especially since I first became interested in your work when I read A Theology of Reading. Congratulations!

  5. Presumably there will be a Kindle version, though I don't know when it will be released. There are things in the book that would make it very ironic if there were not a Kindle version.

    As for the Alter title, I did not imitate it but I decided not to let the similarity alter my preference. Alter's book is a good one, though not actually much concerned with pleasure, oddly enough.

    Thanks to others for kind words!

  6. Beautiful cover! You should commend the designer at OUP for it.


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