Reader

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Template:Split There are several cities in the United States called Reader, see Reader (place)


A Reader is a minor member of the clergy in some Christian churches; see Reader (minor orders).


A reader is a book that is a collection of essays and writings from a collection of authors or one author on a single topic. The desire of a reader is usually to provide a collection of varying viewpoints or perspectives on one issue. When a reader has only one author, it is usually intended to be a representative assemblance of that author's body of work.



The Reader in literary theory is the figure that reads and understands the book or poem. The Reader is the central figure in reader-response criticism.


In the United Kingdom academic hierarchy, Reader is the rank in-between senior lecturer (or principal lecturer in the New Universities) and professor. Most readers are the heads of internal research institutes.

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