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Comme UN Roman (Collection Folio (Gallimard)) [French] [Mass Market Paperback]

Daniel Pennac
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 197 pages
  • Publisher: Editions Flammarion (31 Dec 1992)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 2070388905
  • ISBN-13: 978-2070388905
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 10.8 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 829,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Rights of the Reader by Daniel Pennac in French

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4.0 out of 5 stars Reading according to Pennac 9 Jan 2001
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This book has turned many heads in France with its radical and novel ideas on reading. It is not so much a novel, rather than an essay. Pennac uses it as a means to show us his dislike of the eductaional system in France and his views on how reading should be an enjoyable pastime, not something that you are forced to do. It is a vehicle to launch an indirect attack on the conventional attitudes in French society.
His witty writing style, coupled with many amusing anecdotes uses to express his opinions make this book a very enjoyable and eye-opening read. Perhaps the most fascinating part of the book is Pennac's 'Droits imprescritibles du lecteur'. He claims that all readers have the right to skip pages if they want, to decide not to finish a book, to re-read a book, to read out loud and whereever they want.
Although eccentric, and sometimes even laughable at times, the issues and points he raises in this book are without a doubt very true. We can learn a lot from this book on how, not just the French, but society on a global level needs to re-evaluate our attitudes towards teaching and encouraging children to read!
A great book - certainly worth a read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. 18 Nov 2003
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While I'm francophone, and love to read, my usual books are in English. When I started highschool in French, my mother handed me this book, and it convinced me that French books weren't all that bad (despite the fact that I'd previously refused to read them.)
Honestly, the prose is brilliant. The use of words is beautiful, and the points he make are well worth considering. This is a book about reading, and about why one should or should not read. Most teachers should read this; it would probably help them understand the children in their class, and help them love reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars La storia delle storie 7 Aug 2000
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Questo breve saggio del professor Pennaq è un piccolo gioiello di precisione e conoscenza. Come dice il titolo la stesura segue la stessa logica di un romanzo, e coinvolge molto. È in parte infatti una storia autobiografica di come è nata la sua passione per la lettura (e quindi poi anche per la scrittura) attraverso la lettura intensa e quasi sofferta dei grandi capolavori della letteratura mondiale, in special modo "Guerra e pace" e "Madame Bovary". Il libro consta di quattro grandi capitoli, di cui l'ultimo è senz'altro il più interessante, esaminanado uno a uno gli articoli di un "decalogo" del lettore, il titolo suona: "Le qu'en-lira-t-on (ou les droits imprescriptibles du lecteur)" ("Cosa si leggerà (o i diritti imprescrivibili del lettore), in cui è ben apprezzabile anche una certa sagacia. Il libro veicola la convinzione che è necessario leggere e insegnare a leggere, che è impossibile costringere (e questo è un importante messaggio pedagogico) un ragazzo a leggere, bisogna bensì far sorgere in lui la passione e la curiosità spontaneamente, permettendogli di leggere a più non posso e non vietandogli in giovane età i grandi capolavori. La lettura è consigliabile soprattutto per i pedagoghi e per coloro che sono impegnati nell'insegnamento ai ragazzi.
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