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8 edition of Why I Have Not Written Any of My Books (French Modernist Library) found in the catalog.

Why I Have Not Written Any of My Books (French Modernist Library)

by Marcel Benabou

  • 202 Want to read
  • 13 Currently reading

Published by Bison Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary studies: general,
  • Other prose: from c 1900 -,
  • Composition & Creative Writing - General,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • French,
  • Literature: Classics,
  • LIT,
  • LIT004150,
  • European - French,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / General

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsWarren Motte (Preface), David Kornacker (Translator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages111
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7905617M
    ISBN 10080326139X
    ISBN 109780803261396
    OCLC/WorldCa228093151

      Here’s the problem with reading the books that everyone else has read. It makes you more like everyone else. Checking off the various books from your high school curriculum, and then, perhaps the “ Greatest Books Ever Written” is the educational equivalent of skating to where the puck is and not where it’s going. ‘An unmarked book is like a canister of undeveloped fil, an unopened bottle of wine, a violin with sagging strings,’ said another.” Arguments for Preservationists Leveen writes: “Preservationists felt otherwise. ‘I never would write in a book, my thoughts are just that, my thoughts. Books should be left in a pristine condition.

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Why I Have Not Written Any of My Books (French Modernist Library) by Marcel Benabou Download PDF EPUB FB2

And call me crazy, but in a world full to bursting with books, I say we need a few more non-books. With The Book of Disquiet, with Beckett’s Watt, with Robert Walser’s The Robber, Why I Have Not Written Any of My Books stakes out, boldly, almost despite itself, new territory/5.

Why I Have Not Written Any of My Books makes mischief with treasured literary clichés and will amuse and provoke the scoundrel in every writer’s soul."—Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia Inquirer "A witty catalog of all the vanities, attitudes and delusions that writers employ to escape their work."—Laura Miller, New York Times Book Review/5(2).

The author (or not) of a dozen books, Marcel Bénabou is a professor of ancient history at the University of Paris VII and permanent provisional secretary of Oulipo. David Kornacker is a writer and translator living in New York by: 4.

Why I Have Not Written Any of My Books makes mischief with treasured literary clichis and will amuse and provoke the scoundrel in every writer's soul."-Philadelphia Inquirer. "Wrapped in hilarious self-ironizing waffle, [Binabou's book] is a serious, largely autobiographical account of how difficult it is to write a book/5(3).

Why I Have Not Written Any of My Books. Of course Benabou has written his books, 10 of them aside from this one. But this is the kind of playful treatment of constraints, certainty and language that one might expect of a longstanding member (and Provisional Definitive Secretary) of OuLiPo (Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle).

The French BÇnabou has, of course, written many books, including Throw Away This Book Before It's Too Late (), and is the Definitively Provisional Secretary of surrealist Raymond Queneau's Oulipo (Workshop for Potential Literature), an experimental collective that has included Marcel Duchamp, Italo Calvino, and BÇnabou's friend Georges : Marcel Bénabou.

Why I Have Not Written Any of My Books is chronicle of the attempt to write a book and a meditation on the inevitable failure to do so (even, as, of course it meets with some success: there is a finished book to show for it, after all; note also that Bénabou is the author of numerous other books, published both before and after this one).

I was raised that you literally do not ever write in a book. This was, of course, to prevent me from using good books as my personal coloring book. If I want to annotate something, I'll use clear sticky notes to mark that area or write comments.

My only exception to this rule is getting an autograph from the author. Books shelved as not-yet-published: Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss, The Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin, Untitled by Sarah J. Maas, The Ballad. Ask any parent that has had a baby since and they will tell you all about the Usborne ‘That’s Not My ’ books by Fiona Watt.

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The Book Not Written. Reading Out of Sheer Rage, the recent anti-biography of D.H. Lawrence by Geoff Dyer, I began wondering if over past years something that amounts to a new genre hasn't delivered itself roughly into being: the book about not writing a book.

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My kids also have book collections in their bedrooms. I reduced my two book shelves down to one. I donated anything to the library that I didn’t plan to ever read again. I have a few books that I haven’t read yet.

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Get this from a library. Why I have not written any of my books = Pourquoi je n'ai écrit aucun de mes livres. [Marcel Bénabou; David Kornacker] -- Marcel Benabou is quick to acknowledge that his own difficulty in writing has had plenty of company.

But the frustrations and pleasures can still be felt privately. Words stick and syntax is. 33 Reasons You Should Never Read A Book. Consider this a warning. by Dan Dalton. BuzzFeed Staff 1.

Books. Why bother. It's not just the books themselves, bookshops are just as bad. Books aren’t sacred to me. I mean, they ARE, but I don’t think it’s morally wrong to write in them, highlight them, or put unicorn stickers on them.

And yet I don’t do any of those things. Why? Because I’m a re-reader, and I can’t take the embarrassment.

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