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Encore Booknotes: Mark Edmundson, "Why Read?"

Mark Edmundson

About the Program

Mark Edmundson appeared on Booknotes in 2004 to talk about his book, "Why Read?"  In the book he discusses the relationship between a liberal arts education and literature. The author writes that literature needs to be the fundamental element of the liberal arts education because of the benefits books offer their readers.  He talked about the value of both fiction and non-fiction literature.

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Mark Edmundson

Mark EdmundsonMark Edmundosn is a Professor of English at University of Virginia. He has written for The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, and Harper’s.
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Encore Booknotes: Mark Edmundson, "Why Read?"

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Past Airings

  • Saturday, November 26th at 6pm (ET)
  • Saturday, March 29th at 6pm (ET)
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