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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Adler Goes From `How To Read` To `How To Learn`

John Blades on A Guidebook to Learning: For the Lifelong Pursuit of Wisdom (1986), by Mortimer J. Adler, and the author's writing process, at The Chicago Tribune. [link fixed -ed.]

"Having just published [book] No. 39, Adler seems to have refined the art of writing books to a mathematical science. As he explains his working method:

"'I go to Aspen every summer and write one in 14 or 15 days. I deliver it to the publisher on Sept. 1, and it comes out the next March.'

"The 84-year-old author/philosopher doesn`t want the process to sound too mechanical, however.

"'You have to understand,' he says, 'that I`ve been working on the book all year before I sit down to write it. I`ve got my notes organized in folders for each chapter, and the writing goes very quickly. It`s much the best way to write a book.'"

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