On the Reading of Whole Books — The Reading Process

In the pref­ace to a trans­lat­ed vol­ume C.S. Lewis wrote an essay on the impor­tance of read­ing old books, bemoan­ing the lack of appli­ca­tion that many peo­ple of his era had for the read­ing of old­er books, instead pre­fer­ring to read sec­ondary lit­er­a­ture. While Lewis’ essay still speaks pow­er­ful­ly to…

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