The application ‘I am a Reader’ is a collection of audio-lectures on literature, cinema and history, delivered by Leonid Klein. Klein is a well-known radio anchor, philologist, teacher and publicist. He calls himself a professional reader and torch-bearer.
His lectures are addressed to the public at large, but first and foremost, to the adult and thinking audience. Many of us have a genuine interest for literature but we lack time and have no travel guide to help us find our way in the ocean of books. Besides, our desire to read has been squelched by literature lessons at school. The application ‘I am a Reader’ is a perfect lesson in literature for adults. This application will pique your interest in learning without provoking the anxiety that comes from being graded. Klein discusses complex matters in a way that will enable you to discuss them with your children. You will be looking forward to your vacation when you have time to read at least one book from the list that was compiled for you by Leonid Klein.
The application ‘I am a Reader’ will be useful both for those who learn and for those who teach. High-school students will find it helpful for their composition courses, college students will appreciate it as a sample of interesting lecture material, and Humanities teachers will get a unique chance to discover familiar texts in a new light.
The lectures are available for download and online listening. The application is regularly updated with new material. You can download and listen to one lecture free of charge.