With tongue in cheek, Literature professor Pierre Bayard offers a pseudo-defense of the “art of nonreading”.
Bayard likes to quote Oscar Wilde’s ” I never read a book I must review; it prejudices you so”. I think there’s some critique of postmodernism/deconstructionism, but I don’t know enough about the topic to be sure. Is it more important to be aware of a given book’s “cultural location” than to actually have read it? If you’re curious, check out this book.