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True Grit by Charles Portis

The Best Movies from Books

Booklovers are a proud and loyal bunch, particularly when it comes to defending the honor and superiority of books at all cost. Detail-oriented and focused, we love to blast some poor director's attempt at bringing a book to the big screen, and make itemized lists of all the bits they got wrong. We've put together a selection of books whose film counterpart is equal to - or occasionally, even better than - the original.

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How to Read a Book by Mortimer Jerome Adler

How to Read a Book

by Mortimer Jerome

No one reads all kinds of books the same way. 'How to Read a Book' is a guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. The author provides help in understanding how to read literature, history, poetry and fiction to name a few of the various types of reading discussed.

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Practical Criticism: A Study of Literary Judgement

Practical Criticism: A Study of Literary Judgement

I.A. Richards

Presents a theoretical framework and methodological approach for the practice and teaching of modern literary criticism, based on an analysis of varied responses to thirteen different poems.

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