Reading is the Work of the Alert Mind

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“Reading is the work of the alert mind, is demanding, and under ideal conditions produces finally a sort of ecstasy. As in the sexual experience, there are never more than two persons present in the act of reading — the writer, who is the impregnator, and the reader, who is the respondent. This gives the experience of reading a sublimity and power unequalled by any other form of communication.” ~ E.B. White from his short essay titled “The Future of Reading,” which White penned in 1951

 

 

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