Why Read?

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Author: Charles Dantzig

9789382579564 | PB | pp.218 | 2019 | Yoda Press

A poetic evocation of the act of reading, a provocation for non-readers, a sparkling soliloquy for avid readers, and a philosophical reflection on what we call literature, Why Read? Is all of these things.

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A poetic evocation of the act of reading, a provocation for non-readers, a sparkling soliloquy for avid readers, and a philosophical reflection on what we call literature, Why Read? Is all of these things. Dantzig draws on humour and cogitation in equal measure to present a gift to bibliophiles across the world.

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Author:

Charles Dantzig

ISBN:

9789382579564

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

218

Year of Publication:

2019

Publisher:

Yoda Press

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Charles Dantzig has written many books of poetry,essays and novels. He is very well-known for his Dictionnaire égoïste de la littérature française which has won several literary prizes, amongst them the Prix de l’Essai de l’Académie Française, and Pourquoi Lire? that he wrote in 2010 and for which he recieved the Grand Prix Jean-Giono. In 2019 he recieved one of the most prestigious French literary prizes, the Grand Prix Paul Morand of Literature. Why Read? marks the first time his ouevre is being translated to English.

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