Cory Leonard

Do Novels Teach “Critical Thinking”? (Maybe, maybe not).

In career on October 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm

On the “subconscious conversations” that reading a massive, challenging novel entails:

Reading is geologic—it takes vast amounts of time and pressure. Worse, however, is that I’ll forget most of what I read in Eliot’s masterpiece. Even now, close to finished but still immersed in the text, I confuse characters: Was Fred Vincy the one who owed money, or was it Ladislaw? And what’s the young, ambitious doctor’s name again?

via Ambiguous Pleasures – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

 

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