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How to talk about books you haven't read

Author: Pierre Bayard
Publisher: London : Granta, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a book that will challenge everyone who's ever felt guilty about missing some of the 'great books' to consider what reading means, how we absorb books as part of ourselves, and how and why we spend so much time talking about what we have, or haven't, read.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Bayard
ISBN: 9781847080561 1847080561 9781862079861 1862079862
OCLC Number: 175284752
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: This translation originally published: New York: Bloomsbury, 2007.
Description: pages cm
Other Titles: Comment parler des livres que l'on n'a pas lus?
Responsibility: Pierre Bayard ; translated from the French by Jeffrey Mehlman.

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Contends that in the age of infinite publication, the truly cultivated person is not the one who has read a book, but the one who understands the book's place in our culture. This book examines the  Read more...

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"Brilliant...A witty and useful piece of literary sociology."--"London Review of Books ""I read and adored Pierre Bayard's book. I t's funny, smart, and so true--a wonderful combination of slick Read more...

 
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