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The Art of Conversation: A Guided Tour of a Neglected Pleasure

Author: Blyth, Catherine

Publisher: Gotham


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The Art of Conversation: A Guided Tour of a Neglected Pleasure : 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</b><br /> <br /> In <i>The Art of Conversation</i>, Catherine Blyth eloquently points out the sorry state of disrepair that conversation has fallen into - and then, taking examples from history, literature, philosophy, anthropology, and popular culture, she gives us the tools to rebuild. Her prose embodies the conversational values she promotes: It&rsquo;s smart, succinct, self-deprecating, and light on its feet.<br /> <br /> <i>The Art of Conversation</i> isn&rsquo;t about etiquette, elocution, or knowing how to hold your teacup with your little finger crooked just so. It&rsquo;s about something simple and profound: connecting. In our distracted days, it&rsquo;s easy to forget that each of us possesses a communication technology that has been in research and development for thousands of years. Conversation costs nothing, but can bring you the world.<br /> <br /> Blyth offers us a chance to revel in the possibilities of conversation. As Alexander Pope nearly wrote, &ldquo;True ease in talking comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learned to dance.&rdquo; Okay, Pope was actually talking about writing, but Catherine Blyth has that skill as well. When you have read <i>The Art of Conversation</i>, you&rsquo;ll not only know the steps, but hear the music like never before.<br /> <br /></div>

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Self-Help   Personal Growth

ISBN 13:9781592404193
ISBN 10:1592404197
Size:7.30" l x 5.20" w x 1.40" h
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