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About the Author

David L. Ulin is the author or editor of eight previous books, including The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time and the Library of America's Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a California Book Award. A 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, he is book critic, and former mostrar mais book editor, of the Los Angeles Times. mostrar menos
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Obras por David L. Ulin

Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology (2002) 236 exemplares, 2 críticas
Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles (2015) 63 exemplares, 1 crítica
Cape Cod Noir (2011) — Editor; Contribuidor — 48 exemplares, 4 críticas
Ear to the Ground: A Novel (2016) 11 exemplares
LA Day / LA Night (2011) 9 exemplares
Labyrinth (Open Door) (2012) 6 exemplares
Thirteen Question Method (2023) 3 exemplares
The Rattling Wall, Issue 3 (2012) 2 exemplares

Associated Works

Naked Lunch (1959) — Posfácio, algumas edições7,058 exemplares, 68 críticas
The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Contribuidor — 601 exemplares, 3 críticas
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Contribuidor — 239 exemplares, 4 críticas
The David Foster Wallace Reader (2014) — Posfácio, algumas edições239 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Rolling Stone Book of the Beats: The Beat Generation and American Culture (1999) — Contribuidor — 170 exemplares, 1 crítica
Joan Didion: The 1960s & 70s (2019) — Editor — 148 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Best American Essays 2020 (2020) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares, 2 críticas
Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage (2011) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Black Clock 21 (2016) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares

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The sections about the effects of technology and e-books have been widely written about elsewhere and I did not find new insights in this essay. I would have been interesting when it was first written, but it is quite dated now.
 
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francesanngray | 24 outras críticas | Jun 13, 2021 |
"Reading is an act of resistance in a landscape of distraction, a matter of engagement in a society that seems to want nothing more than for us to disengage."

This essay perfectly sums up everything that has happened in the past decade, where technology of the internet came by and how the unstoppable information rush (which can be a distraction) change the way we talk, think, and read.
 
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bellacrl | 24 outras críticas | Jan 19, 2021 |
This book started life as an essay, and was originally subtitled: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time, I loved how this book reminding me of all the little aspects of why I love books, reading and how reading a real book in a sense as the author puts it: “Act of Resistance in a landscape of distraction” I hope that in reading this book you will find your way back to the page.
 
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ShannonRose4 | 24 outras críticas | Sep 15, 2020 |
This book started life as an essay, and was originally subtitled: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time, I loved how this book reminding me of all the little aspects of why I love books, reading and how reading a real book in a sense as the author puts it: “Act of Resistance in a landscape of distraction” I hope that in reading this book you will find your way back to the page.
 
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ShannonRose4 | 24 outras críticas | Sep 15, 2020 |

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Obras
13
Also by
10
Membros
898
Popularidade
#28,532
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
33
ISBN
22

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