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Dear Reader (Pushkin Collection) (English Edition) Format Kindle
There's a lot of good to be said about publishing, mainly about the food. The books, though - Robert Dubois feels as if he's read the books, but still they keep coming back to him, the same old books just by new authors. Maybe he's ready to settle into the end of his career, like it's a tipsy afternoon after a working lunch. But then he is confronted with a gift: a piece of technology, a gizmo, a reader...
Dear Reader takes a wry, affectionate look at the world of publishing, books and authors, and is a very funny, moving story about the passing of the old and the excitement of the new.
Paul Fournel was born in 1947. He worked as a publisher with Ramsay and Seghers, and chaired the Société des gens de lettres. He was head of the Alliance Française in San Francisco, and a cultural attaché in Cairo and London. He now writes full time and cycles during the rest of the day. As a third full-time job, he is the Provisionally Definitive Secretary and President of the literary collective known as Oulipo, whose members have included George Perec and Italo Calvino, among many others. He is also the author of numerous novels, short stories, plays, memoirs, and poetry.
David Bellos is Director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University, where he is also Professor of French and Comparative Literature. He has won many awards for his translations of Georges Perec, Ismail Kadare and others, including the Man Booker Translator Award, and received the Prix Goncourt de la biographie for George Perec: A Life in Words.
Description du produit
Revue de presse
'All about the intense and carnal pleasures of reading' -- Telerama
'Poetic, satirical and delicate: here is a novel in urgent need of reading' -- L'Express
'A delight' --Le Figaro
'Brief, witty, intellectual and wonderfully quotable... the most truthful account of literary ennui I have ever read... a quietly remarkable little book' -- Spectator
'Dear Reader is a joyously satirical, affectionate novel - unashamedly a book about books' -- Huffington Post
'A wry but affectionate look at today's publishing world' --The Lady
'[A] pleasingly bookish novella... can be hugely enjoyed without being studiously deciphered' -- TLS
'A wonderful book full of wry humour and surprising twists' -- The Bay
'Dear Reader is a good example of why the Oulipian method isn't merely a game, but rather a surprisingly fertile approach to writing' --The Complete Review --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition kindle_edition.
Biographie de l'auteur
David Bellos is Director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University, where he is also Professor of French and Comparative Literature. He has won many awards for his translations of Georges Perec, Ismail Kadare and others, including the Man Booker Translator Award, and received the Prix Goncourt de la biographie for George Perec, A Life in Words. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition kindle_edition.
Détails sur le produit
- ASIN : B00OFIBF70
- Éditeur : Pushkin Press (20 novembre 2014)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 426 KB
- Synthèse vocale : Activée
- Lecteur d’écran : Pris en charge
- Confort de lecture : Activé
- X-Ray : Non activée
- Word Wise : Activé
- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 176 pages
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It rattles along at a good pace and as it's not an overly long book it doesn't take too long to read. And there is a twist, or at least it's not something that sways the story one way or the other, it's to do with the structure of the story. Makes it a book to read again one day.
Completely take the point of people who say you need to work in books to fully appreciate it - there are a lot of moments when being an insider makes you appreciate it so much more - but if you are interested in books and are looking for an entertaining work of fiction that is also a celebration of them then this will work for you!