DAVID ULIN discusses the reissue of his book THE LOST ART OF READING

The Lost Art of Reading: Books and Resistance in a Troubled Time (Sasquatch Books)

The new introduction and afterword bring fresh relevance to this insightful rumination on the act of reading--as a path to critical thinking, individual and political identity, civic engagement, and resistance.

The former LA Times book critic expands his short book, rich in ideas, on the consequence of reading to include the considerations of fake news, siloed information, and the connections between critical thinking as the key component of engaged citizenship and resistance. Here is the case for reading as a political act in both public and private gestures, and for the ways it enlarges the world and our frames of reference, all the while keeping us engaged.

David L. Ulin is the author or editor of ten books, including Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, and the Library of America’s Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a California Book Award. The former book editor and book critic of the Los Angeles Times, he is the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Tom and Mary Gallagher Fellowship from Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Lannan Residency Fellowship.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Lost Art of Reading: Books and Resistance in a Troubled Time Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632171948
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Published: Sasquatch Books - September 4th, 2018

Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles Cover Image
ISBN: 9780520273726
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Published: University of California Press - October 6th, 2015

Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology: A Library of America Special Publication Cover Image
ISBN: 9781931082273
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Published: Library of America - September 30th, 2002

The Myth of Solid Ground: Earthquakes, Prediction, and the Fault Line Between Reason and Faith Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143035251
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Published: Penguin Books - July 26th, 2005

Another City: Writing from Los Angeles Cover Image
By David L. Ulin (Editor)
ISBN: 9780872863910
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Published: City Lights Publishers - City Lights Publishe - September 2001

Labyrinth (Open Door (Gemma)) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936846085
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: GemmaMedia - October 26th, 2012