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The Resource How to talk about places you've never been : on the importance of armchair travel, Pierre Bayard ; translated by Michele Hutchison

How to talk about places you've never been : on the importance of armchair travel, Pierre Bayard ; translated by Michele Hutchison

Label
How to talk about places you've never been : on the importance of armchair travel
Title
How to talk about places you've never been
Title remainder
on the importance of armchair travel
Statement of responsibility
Pierre Bayard ; translated by Michele Hutchison
Title variation
How to talk about places youve never been
Title variation remainder
on the importance of armchair travel
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"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
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Summary
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
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Writing style
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10435789
Cataloging source
FBP
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1954-
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Bayard, Pierre
Dewey number
809/.9332
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from French
Literary form
non fiction
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Hutchison, Michele
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True
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  • Travel in literature
  • Travel in literature
Target audience
adult
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on the importance of armchair travel
Label
How to talk about places you've never been : on the importance of armchair travel, Pierre Bayard ; translated by Michele Hutchison
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Various ways of not knowing -- Places you don't know -- Places you've been through -- Places others have talked about -- Places you've forgotten -- Talking about travel -- In the field of anthropology -- In the media -- In sporting endeavors -- In the bosom of the family -- Procedures to follow -- Opening up frontiers -- Time travel -- Through the mirror -- Making love -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn935213758
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 185 pages
Isbn
9781620401378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)935213758
Label
How to talk about places you've never been : on the importance of armchair travel, Pierre Bayard ; translated by Michele Hutchison
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Various ways of not knowing -- Places you don't know -- Places you've been through -- Places others have talked about -- Places you've forgotten -- Talking about travel -- In the field of anthropology -- In the media -- In sporting endeavors -- In the bosom of the family -- Procedures to follow -- Opening up frontiers -- Time travel -- Through the mirror -- Making love -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn935213758
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 185 pages
Isbn
9781620401378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)935213758

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