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How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read

By: Bayard, Pierre

Price: $6.50

Publisher: BLOOMSBURY: 3/23/2011

Seller ID: 9781596914698

ISBN: 1596914696

Condition: USED


The runaway French bestseller hailed by the "New York Times" as "a survivor's guide to life in the chattering classes." If civilized people are expected to have read all important works of literature, and thousands more books are published every year, what are we supposed to do in those awkward social situations in which we're forced to talk about books we haven't read? In this delightfully witty, provocative book, a huge hit in France that has drawn attention from critics around the world, literature professor and psychoanalyst Pierre Bayard argues that it's actually more important to know a ... View more info