How to Talk About Places You've Never Been

How to Talk About Places You've Never Been

On the Importance of Armchair Travel

Book - 2016
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"Written in the irreverent style that made How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read a critical and commercial success, Pierre Bayard takes readers on a trip around the world, giving us essential guidance on how to talk about all those fantastic places we've never been. Practical, funny, and thought-provoking, How to Talk About Places You've Never Been will delight and inform armchair globetrotters and jet-setters, all while never having to leave the comfort of the living room. Bayard examines the art of the "non-journey," a tradition that a succession of writers and thinkers, unconcerned with moving away from their home turf, have employed in order to encounter the foreign cultures they wish to know and talk about. He describes concrete situations in which the reader might find himself having to speak about places he's never been, and he chronicles some of his own experiences and offers practical advice" -- provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2016
ISBN: 9781620401378
Characteristics: xvi, 185 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Hutchison, Michele
Call Number: 809.9332 BAY


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Oct 26, 2018

Originally written in French, this book had an interesting premise. Unfortunately, it just didn't grab me and despite being humorous in places, I found a bit on the boring side.


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