Books: Reading & The World

Fortnight ago about 2,000 teachers from Midwest schools and colleges met in Chicago for their third annual Conference on Reading. A number of first-rate thinkers have been worrying about the subject for a good 15 years. On hand at the Chicago conference was one of the keenest of them: Ivor Armstrong Richards, Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, collaborator with C. K. Ogden on the famed Meaning of Meaning (1923), author of numerous works that broke ground for such books as Mortimer J. Adler's How to Read A Book (TIME, March 18).

Ivor Richards' first...

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