Book Discussion on Why Read?

Professor Edmundson talks about his book Why Read?, published by Bloomsbury USA. The book is on the relationship between a liberal… read more

Professor Edmundson talks about his book Why Read?, published by Bloomsbury USA. The book is on the relationship between a liberal arts education and literature. The author writes that literature needs to be the fundamental element of the liberal arts education because of the benefits books offer their readers. Mr. Edmundson also claims that current educational trends have either misused or neglected to recognize the vital role reading plays in a well-rounded liberal arts education. He talked about the value of fiction and non-fiction literature.

This was the last program in the fifteen-year Booknotes series, and Mr. Edmundson commented on several authors' ideas and writing styles as clips of their remarks on previous programs were shown. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Why Read?

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Program ID:
184076-1
Category:
Booknotes
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Booknotes
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 5, 2004
Last Aired:
Nov 26, 2011

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  • Dec 05, 2004 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 05, 2004 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 06, 2004 | 5:59am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 29, 2008 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 26, 2009 | 5:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 26, 2011 | 6:04pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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