• Proust and the Squid

  • The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
  • By: Maryanne Wolf
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (438 ratings)

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Proust and the Squid

By: Maryanne Wolf
Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
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Publisher's summary

Interweaving her vast knowledge of neurology, sociology, psychology, and philosophy with fascinating down-to-earth examples and lively personal anecdotes, developmental psychologist, neuroscientist, and dyslexia expert Wolf probes the question, "How do we learn to read and write?" This ambitious and provocative new book offers an impassioned look at reading, its effect on our lives, and explains why it matters so greatly in a digital era.
©2007 Maryanne Wolf (P)2008 HighBridge Company

Critic reviews

"Wolf's alarm about the spread of semi- literacy among the young is obviously justified, and her book provokes thought about it as only reading can." ( Sunday Times London)
"Blindingly fascinating...detailed and scholarly....There's a lot of difficult material in here. But it's worth the effort....For people interested in language, this is a must. You'll find yourself focusing on words in new ways. Read it slowly--it will take time to sink in." ( The Sunday Telegraph)