While reading is a deeply personal activity, paradoxically, it is also fundamentally social and outward-looking. Daniel Coleman, a lifelong reader and professor of literature, combines story with meditation to reveal this paradox and illustrate why, more than ever, we need this special brand of "quiet time" in our lives. In Bed with the Word sparks with every conceivable enticement for those who worry about living in a culture of distraction and who long to reconnect with something deeper.
About Daniel Coleman
Table of Contents
|1 Reading & Longing||15|
|2 Reading as Counterculture||31|
|4 The Structure of Absence||77|
|5 Eating the Book||109|