Towards a phenomenology and pathology of literacy
In these meditations on hand and eye, attention and uprightness, light and sound, death and resurrection, Karl König attempts to reveal the phenomena out of which writing and reading manifest – or fail to develop.
König’s observations lead directly to pathways of education. He notes correctly that the extreme modern pressures on children to achieve types of literacy can often stunt the development of healthy imagination, feeling and willing. All teachers and interested parents will want to read this remarkable book — it’s depth and accessibility will not only increase your awareness of the phenomena of reading and writing, I believe you’ll find that König’s presentation will open your heart as well. This is an amazing work.