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Description - Talk, Talk, Talk by S. I. Salamensky

Freud swore by it. Heidegger swore at it. Kierkegaard swore off it. In our everyday lives we can't live without it. It's just talk. Before media, before the internet there was talk. We have monologues, conversations, chats, those funny little noises - "uh-huh", "yeah" - that pad out exchanges. There are all kinds of talk, too - hearsay, gossip, psychobabble, quotation; talk that isn't quite right (talking animals, demonic possession); talk that's great art (perhaps Chekhov is just the very best talk there is). Talk, Talk, Talk is a delightful collection of essays by some of the best thinkers - and talkers - of our time. These stellar contributors looks at talk from an exhilarating range of perspectives, among them speech and political power, the Marx Brothers' idea of conversation, the idea of "talkative" ethnic identities, Lenny Bruce, daily self-affirmations, technologized talk, the telephone, the talking cure, and e-mail.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415921718
ISBN-10: 0415921716
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - S. I. Salamensky

S.I. Salamensky earned her PhD at harvard and is currently Visiting Asssitant Profesor in the Department of English at SUNY Albany.