Learn not by lecture but by entering the minds of others.
Are you a critical reader? That’s not a question about your taste. It’s a question about your awareness, your seriousness, the breadth of your knowledge, and your capacity to simultaneously enjoy and examine a text.
While books, films, theatrical experiences, poems, and other cultural expressions are simple entertainment to most people, to literature majors, they are full of mystery, history, ugly awareness, and sublime transcendence.
So, is there any practical point to all of this?
Yes, as a critical reader you will stop being a passive consumer and start taking an active role as an author of your own life.
She’ll spend time mentoring young journalists in Provincetown, MA.
Featured in the Washington Post, her book delves into “The Black people who lived in Walden Woods long before Henry David Thoreau.”
Battle Green Vietnam: The 1971 March on Concord, Lexington, and Boston is Lemire’s third book.