Comment parler des livres que l'on n'a pas lus ?

[PDF] ✅ Comment parler des livres que l'on n'a pas lus ? By Pierre Bayard – If cultured people are expected to have read all the significant works of literature and thousands are published each year what are we supposed to do in those inevitable social situations where we're If cultured people des livres PDF ↠ are expected to have read all the significant works of literature and thousands are published each year what are we supposed to do in those inevitable social situations where we're forced to talk about books we haven't readIn this delightfully witty provocative book a huge hit in France that has drawn attention from critics and readers around the world literature professor and psychoanalyst Pierre Bayard argues that not having read a book Comment parler Kindle - need not be an impediment to having an interesting conversation about it In fact he says in certain situations reading the book is the worst thing you could do Using examples from such writers as Graham Greene Oscar Wilde Montaigne and Umberto Eco he describes the varieties of non reading—from books that you've never heard of to books that you've read and forgotten—and offers advice on how to turn a sticky parler des livres que l'on ePUB Æ social situation into an occasion parler des livres Epub ß for creative brilliance Practical funny and thought provoking How to Talk About books You Haven't read is in the end a love letter to books offering a whole new perspective on how we read and absorb them It's a book for book lovers everywhere to enjoy ponder and argue about—and perhaps even readPierre Bayard is a professor of French literature at the University of Paris VIII and a psychoanalyst He is the author of Who Killed parler des livres que l'on ePUB Æ Roger Ackroyd and of many other books Jeffrey Mehlman is a professor of French at Boston University and the author of a number of books including Emigré New York He has translated works by Derrida Lacan Blanchot and other authors.Comment parler des livres que l'on n'a pas lus ?

Pierre Bayard born des livres PDF ↠ is a French author professor of literature and connoisseur of psychologyBayard's recent book Comment parler des livres ue l'on n'a pas lus or How to talk about books you haven't read is a bestseller in France and has received much critical attention in English language pressA few of his books present revisionist readings of famous fictional mysteries Not only do.

Comment parler des livres que l'on n'a pas lus ? Epub
  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • Comment parler des livres que l'on n'a pas lus ?
  • Pierre Bayard
  • 19 January 2016
  • 9781551929620

10 thoughts on “Comment parler des livres que l'on n'a pas lus ?

  1. says:

    Most of the people who criticize this book are referring to the English translation How To Talk About Books You Haven't Read If you take the trouble to consult the original French edition you'll see all sorts of clever allusions to the intertextual tradition that has grown up in Continental Philosophy over the last 40 years many of which are lost in the transition to a different language When Derrida observed that nous sommes tous des bricoleurs he was stating a daring new thesis Now when so much of what is written is hypertext and works are directly linked together so that a single mouse click can take us to a different book Derrida's argument is just common sense Try explaining it to a Web literate 15 year old and see if you can make them understand why anyone would have found it surprisingThe rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons

  2. says:

    If Pierre Bayard was in charge of Goodreads the three standard categories Read Currently Reading Want to Read would be entirely eliminated Instead there would be Books that are unknown to me I don't know about them and am not aware of them; Books that I have skimmed; Books that I have heard about you can know lots about Romeo and Juliet even if you've never read the play; and finally Books that I have ForgottenYou will note that there is no category for having read a book for as soon as we read the words on the pages we start to forget them This is the real reason I personally review books on Goodreads like Montaigne a famous essayist and a self proclaimed forgetter of books I realize that they are ephemeral that my experience of them disappears sometimes to where I forget the book entirely Reviewing a book on Goodreads does not make me remember the book but it does help me record a particular reaction and experience with it at a particular time Further we forget books because it is impossible to pin a text down to make it stationary the context of the book and its interpretations and its place in the collective library are always changing And we too as readers are changingBayard goes so far to propose that it is better to be an active non reader than part of the mob of passive readers 185 In some ways this is tongue in cheek I don't believe Bayard is proposing we give up books entirely but he thinks it is important to talk about books than to read them to be able to place them in a critical and cultural context and most importantly we need to be creators ourselves Much of the book takes on a humorous tongue in cheek tone which adds to the experience of reading and forgetting this textThis book reminds me of what I loved about college classes particularly graduate school classes But it also reminds me of why I have no interest in pursuing a PhD or becoming a theorist In large part Bayard's audience is for academics who freuently find themselves having to talk about books they haven't read But he is on a wider scale writing to anyone who is a reader and a thinkerI now feel no shame in reviewing books I have skimmed on Goodreads Bayard uotes Oscar Wilde speaking through one of his characters on the virtues of not reading To know the vintage and uality of a wine one need not drink the whole cask 170 This book also makes me want to spend time thinking about connections between books and how everything fits together And now for my favorite uote in the book Bayard is discussing our inner libraries that set of booksaround which every personality is constructed and which then shapes each person's individual relationship to books and to other people He goes on to sayFor we are than simple shelters for our inner libraries; we are the sum of these accumulated books Little by little these books have made us who we are and they cannot be separated from us without causing us sufferingComments that challenge the books in our inner libraries attacking what has become a part of our identity may wound us to the core of our being 73 4

  3. says:

    This is one of four newish books I recently read mostly so I could finally get them off my ueue list all of which were actually pretty good but are mere wisps of manuscripts none of them over 150 pages or so in length This one is the surprisingly thoughtful How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read by a hip French literature professor named Pierre Bayard; because make no mistake this is not exactly a practical how to guide to faking your way through cocktail parties but a sneaky examination of what it means to read a book anyway if by read you mean understand relate to can recall details of and can discuss with others After all if we read a book as a child and then completely forget its story as an adult do we still get to count that as a read book? Bayard gets into all kinds of interesting uestions like this ultimately arguing that the most important thing we can do as readers is understand the entire time period that book is a result of; in the goal of accomplishing that then he argues that it's perfectly okay to just read the Cliff Notes of famous huge books you know you're never going to get around to actually reading perfectly okay to discuss a book at a cocktail party you're familiar with but haven't actually sat down and scanned each and every page This is how we learn he argues how we grow as both humans and patrons of the arts; every Wikipedia entry we read every conversation we fake our way through every BBC adaptation we check out ultimately helps us understand the full length books we do sit and closely read from the beginning to the end which is why we shouldn't be ashamed of any of these activities but rather proud of them Funny smart and very French; a very fun afternoon of readingOut of 10 92

  4. says:

    This book which I read in its entirety is about 25% sensible commentary wrapped in an irritating froth of supercilious bullshit Professor Bayard has a number of observations to make about the whole exercise of reading some of which are insightful and on point and many of which are bloody obvious The irritating part is that each little nugget is presented with the kind of self congratulatory smugness befitting a Faberge egg But for the most part the professor doesn't scintillate nearly as much as he imaginesAs other reviewers have noted the title is misleading Bayard is not interested in providing you with a bluffer's guide Instead his tongue in cheek advocacy of non reading is used as a point of departure to explore the whole exercise of reading from a variety of perspectives An odd feature of the book is the amount of time spent exhorting us to overcome the feelings of guilt and inadeuacy we are assumed to experience because we read so little The assumption seems ill founded and says about the author's potential insecurities than anything else So the book is sporadically witty and makes a number of decent points Why didn't I like it ? Probably because it is neither as witty or as clever as the author obviously believes it to be

  5. says:

    Catchy title Was it a parody? Was the author writing in earnest? I heard an interview with the author on NPR and realized there might be to this book than I’d initially thoughtBayard defintes “books you haven’t read” broadly including the obvious “books never opened” but adding “books skimmed” “books you’ve heard about but that you’ve never read” and “books you’ve read but that you’ve forgotten” Whew That doesn’t leave much to put into the book log for the year does it? How many books read cover to cover remain vivid in one’s mind long after the book has been returned to the shelf?I took away from this book what I found to be Bayard’s main thought Don’t let anything stop you from talking about books Reading he says is imperfect A reader won’t take away from a book the same things another reader will nor the same things the author might have hoped his readers would take away from the book It is okay Bayard assures us to skim books It is okay to misunderstand books It is okay to forget books But Bayard continues don’t let any of these things stop you from reading books from talking about books from writing about books from thinking about booksBut then again I may have misunderstood the whole thing

  6. says:

    I should say as a disclaimer that I actually took a course with Pierre Bayard at the Université de Paris 8 a few years back and would like to share two observations on that point first the course I took was titled Madame Bovary yet at no point in the course did we actually read Flaubert; second Bayard is much engaging not to mention friendlier and less pompous in printBayard's playful essay livre is a simple retelling of Reader Response Theory crafted for the thoughtfully self absorbed masses Well written and translated this piece successfully develops a uniue and usable critical vocabulary inner library collective library virtual library inner book screen book phantom book draws strictly upon literary examples and develops in a thoughtful progression of chapters all the trappings of good lit theory His psychoanalyst perspective frames reading as an attempt to locate one's own inner book in a never ending return to the ego that calls up Freud's theories on repetition and return to childhood While this egotistical approach to reading would offend those high school English teachers hell bent on plot they'd give Bayard a red check for optimistically re writing the ending of Eco's The Name of the Rose he always thinks the library was saved from the flames I think this book certainly deserves the praise and publicity it has garnered if only to introduce to those impoverished souls that yes there is than one way to read a bookI plan to compare this book with Harry G Frankfurter's earlier essay On Bullshit as the shared premise of having to speak convincingly of things one doesn't know about leads them to opposing moral viewpoints on this less than informed verbal actSee The Rebellious Reader in the near future for

  7. says:

    The most boring book ever I gave up on after wasting so much time on the half of it forcing myself to keep reading

  8. says:

    This books tries to make us all less guilty about not reading books I agree that in reality we will never have time to read all the books even those that critics recommend in say 1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE or even the shorter 501 MUST READ BOOKS We can browse and skim and claim that we were able to read them all but who are we fooling?This is precisely why Bayard a college literature professor in Paris came up with this sensational book it teaches us how to not read a book but still be able to talk about it His example is not reading James Joyce's opus ULYSSES and be able to talk about by saying what could be a common knowledge that probably gets from the Google One can also talk about the author or similar book or admit not to have the opportunity to read it and show interestFortunately or unfortunately I had not yet a chance to talk about the books that I have not read In fact I have very little instances to even talk about the books that I already read It could be that I am not in an academe like Bayard or simply I do not share the same reading passion as most of my colleagues in the office and those few that share this hobby enjoy a different genre in literature mostly escapist novelsSo this book has little to do with me I will continue reading Tata J but I will still read the other book How to REALLY Talk About the Books That You Have Not Read some other time

  9. says:

    Didn't actually read it I didn't care for the design So I suppose I shouldn't have it on the read shelf I got the sense of the thing and it spent a lot of time on my night table But I already know anyway how to talk about books I haven't read

  10. says:

    It is clear to me after reading Pierre Bayard's treatise on the art of non reading that my circle of friends and acuaintances which I had until now considered to be fairly literate must surely be lacking the elevated cultural sensibility that seems to pertain in Parisian academia I freely confess it there are any number of towering works of genius pillars of the literary canon which I have never so much as cracked But despite the complete candor with which I discuss the subject I cannot recall the last time someone greeted my non reading of a text with shock or ridicule I must either present an astonishingly formidable visage to the world or have been extremely lucky Of course anyone so unwise as to express such sentiments to me would be met with astonished pity as it is my firm conviction that too inflexible an investment in any given canon is a sign not of high cultural achievement but of intellectual errorNow perhaps Professor Bayard's tome simply didn't sit well with my own inner book but I found myself continuously irritated by his efforts to assuage insecurities I do not feel His assumption that the social dynamic he has observed in some of his own circles is somehow universal and his insistence upon reducing every interaction to some sort of psychological power play while perhaps unsurprising in a psychoanalyst did little to endear him to me My reading experience was not enhanced over by the author’s prose which some have found witty but which struck me as insufferably self congratulatory every point presented as if it were some breathtakingly original discoveryThat said I find myself in agreement with the basic premise of the book which is that the activities of non reading; which Bayard expansively defines to include skimming reading forgetting un reading and hearing of books; are all perfectly legitimate ways of interacting with a text and than sufficient for intelligent discussion His ideas about the three kinds of library the collective inner and virtual and the ways in which they converge and at times come into conflict are intriguing I am also in agreement with the idea that any given text must not be treated as some sort of isolated document but part of a larger cultural whole in which we must strive to locate itIn short what can be understood of this book is not be uarreled with and therein lies its second weakness Although Bayard manages to express himself uite clearly when summarizing his major points the great bulk of his work when not given over to literary uotations is a confusing morass of self contradiction and cultured cynicism Perhaps I am too eager to take a page out of the professor's book but it strikes me that he is the one crippled by fear Almost from the opening of the book I was struck by the author's assumption that mastery of the whole as in overall cultural literacy is the only possible goal of reading and social interaction its only meaningful arena The enrichment of the inner self the transformative potential of new ideas or viewpoints the restorative power of beauty the strengthening or weakening nature of truth are all subordinate here to the value books have for us as cultural commodities Here everything is directed outward as if we were nothing but social actors A man confronted with the vast storehouse of human knowledge itself only an infinitesimal fraction of what can be known acknowledges that he will never be able to absorb it all But perhaps he tells himself he can see the whole picture he can understand the totality of it Or is it all just a clever game he has made up so as to avoid facing his human limitations and imperfections his smallness? How original a man rebels against his mortality

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