Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Shallow Readers

"The rage for swiftness which is so characteristic of this restless time has been extended to fashions of reading. One effect of the modern habit of swift and careless reading is seen in the impatience with which anything is regarded which is not to be taken in at a glance.”
Arlo Bates*


Mysterious 19th Century bookplate of Arlo Bates


*Via Goodreads from Talks on the Study of Literature

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