On Reading

How to Mark a Book

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. You know you have to read "between the lines" to get the most out of anything. I want to persuade...

How to Read a Difficult Book

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Dear Dr. Adler, To tell you the truth, I find the so-called great books very difficult to read. I am willing...

How to Read a Book Superficially

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. As a man long identified with the great-books movement -- indeed someone once called me "The Great Bookie" -- I...

Hard Reading Made Easy

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Traveling around the country I find that more and more people have an urge to pry into such difficult subjects...