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The Art of Conversation

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Review:

"The author is one of our most prolific and provocative scholars of modern social history. His book, which does not disappoint, is a sketch of the role of conversation in the social history of early modern Europe. As such, it is an epitaph to a tradition largely in decline in our own age of solitary life in front of the T.V.or computer screen. Burke suggestively ponders the role of language in social intercourse and even considers the art of conversation in relation to still unwritten history of silence. This is a book that will stimulate art historians and scholars of literature as well as students of manners." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Book News Annotation:

A social history of language in early modern Europe. From how to deliver an insult, to how to ask for a drink, Burke explores the complex, ever-changing conventions of language with the motivation that without such analysis, one cannot tell for sure if a text is serious or ironic.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [143]-173) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801481673
Author:
Burke, Peter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Location:
Ithaca, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Oral communication
Subject:
Conversation
Subject:
Oral communication -- Europe -- History.
Copyright:
Series Volume:
9350
Publication Date:
December 1993
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
178
Dimensions:
9.04x6.03x.64 in. .63 lbs.

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