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ISBN: 0415921708 / ISBN-13: 9780415921701

Talk, Talk, Talk: The Cultural Life of Everyday Conversation

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Before media, before the Internet...there was talk itself. Talk Talk Talk is an incisive, exhilarating collection of essays by some of the best ... Show synopsis

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  • Talk, Talk, Talk: The Cultural Life of Everyday Conversation (Routledge) – Hardcover (2000)
    by Shelley Salamensky

    Talk, Talk, Talk: The Cultural Life of Everyday Conversation

    Hardcover, Routledge
    2000
    English
    256 pages

    ISBN: 0415921708
    ISBN-13: 9780415921701

    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, ... Show more

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