How To Talk About Books You Havent Read


A brilliantly witty and learned exploration of how we read books (or, rather, don’t read books) and the place they hold in our culture.

ISBN: 9781847080561 Author: Bayard, Pierre Publisher: GRANTA BOOKS Publication Date: 1st September 2008 Imprint: Granta Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 028 (edition:22) Pages: 185 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

How and why do we spend so much time talking about forgotten books, books we’ve skimmed or books we’ve only heard about? In this mischievous and provocative book, Pierre Bayard contends that the truly cultivated person does not need to read books: understanding their place in our culture is enough.

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