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Pierre Bayard

How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read

by Pierre Bayard

How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read

Pierre Bayard

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Literature professor Pierre Bayard explains how cultivating general literary competence will allow you to confidently discuss books you haven't read, as well as benefit your own writing.

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How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read

by Pierre Bayard

How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read

Pierre Bayard

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We've all been in a situation where we feel compelled to talk about a book we haven't read. Maybe we've skipped the assigned reading or tried to impress someone at a party. But no matter the situation, there's just too many books for anyone to read all the important ones.

As a professor of literature at the University of Paris, Pierre Bayard may seem like an unlikely figure to talk about not reading books. But throughout his years in Paris intellectual society, the professor has learned that talking about books you haven't read comes down to understanding the literary landscape and making informed decisions about what not to read.

In this book, Bayard shares his secrets to building literary confidence. Learning to participate in literary conversations without necessarily having read the books involved can open up a new way to appreciate literature.

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"Talking about unread books invites us into a realm of authentic creativity."

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