The art of conversation : a guided tour of a neglected pleasure Catherine Blyth.
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|Orleans Town and Twp PL - Orleans||395 BLY (Text)||36870000024968||Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781592404971 (pbk.)\1592404979 (pbk.)\9781592404193 (hardcover)\1592404197 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: 289 p. 20 cm.
|General Note:|| Introduction: We need to talk (or for the busy reader, the concise manifesto) -- Hello : on conversation's casting couch -- Small talk, big deal? : on striking up a tune -- Pay heed : on the acrobatics of attention -- The rest is silence : on not speaking -- Fit subjects : on topics in search of good homes -- Into the groove : on steering controls -- Do go on : on wrangling boredom -- Wit to woo : on humor as social engineering -- How to tell a lie : on the detection of untruths -- Pillow talk : on the languages of love -- The fine art of flattery : on love in measured doses -- Shop talk : on conversation as work -- Choppy waters : on navigating difficult conversation -- Shut-up shop : on how to wage a word war -- Are you receiving me? : on stitching conversation into your life.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-288).
|Summary, etc.:|| A wide-ranging, exhortatory look at the pleasures of great conversation, including strategies for how to bring it about, from the witty pen of an Englishwoman wise in its ways.
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