If on a Winter's Night a Traveler - Study Guide Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 finds the reader in a library, hunting for any of the novels he has encountered on his journey. However, at every turn, he finds he is unable to get the books, for a variety of reasons. There are readers around a table who discuss among themselves how each of them reads. These stem from a man who reads a few lines at a time, one who rereads books repeatedly to gain all possible knowledge, one who finds a new novel each time he rereads an old book, one who finds all books blend into one another, one who reads simply to read the beginnings, and one who reads simply to achieve endings. The reader states he likes to read what is written, to create a whole picture, and to keep one story distinct from the other. The fifth person speaks of a...

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