"It is only when we leave behind the incessant busyness of our lives in society that we open ourselves to literature's transformative emotional power. That doesn't mean that reading is antisocial. The central subject of literature is society, and when we lose ourselves in a book we often receive an education in the subtleties and vagaries of human relations. Several studies have shown that reading tends to make us more empathetic, more alert to the inner lives of others. The reader withdraws in order to connect more deeply."
--Nicholas Carr, 'The Dreams of Readers'
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