- Published: 02/01/2009
- ISBN: 9781847080561
- 208 pages
How To Talk About Books You Haven’t Read
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.
A foxy French bestseller, this theoretical jeu d'esprit ... is the perfect gift for dinner-party pseuds
Rich, meaty and immensely enjoyable