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How To Talk About Books You Haven't Read by Pierre Bayard, Bloomsbury

 
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Championing the various forms of “non-reading,” How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read is really a celebration of books, for book lovers everywhere to enjoy, ponder, argue about—and perhaps even read.
PIERRE BAYARD is a professor of French literature at the University of Paris VIII and a psychoanalyst. He is the author of Who Killed Roger Ackroyd? and of many other books.
Translated from French by Jefferey Mehlman.
JEFFREY MEHLMAN is a professor of French literature at Boston University and the author of a number of books, including Emigr New York. He has translated works by Derrida, Lacan, Blanchot, and other authors.
Table Of Contents:
List of Abbreviations xi
Preface xiii
Ways of Not Reading i
I. Books You Don't Know 3
II. Books You Have Skimmed 14
III. Books You Have Heard Of 32
IV. Books You Have Forgotten 47
Literary Confrontations 59
V. Encounters in Society 61
VI. Encounters with Professors 75
VII. Encounters with the Writer 88
VIII. Encounters with Someone You Love 101
IX. Not Being Ashamed 113
X. Imposing Your Ideas 131
XI. Inventing Books 150
XII. Speaking About Yourself 166
Epilogue 181

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