The art of conversation

Are birds better conversationalists than humans? Why the cover illustration?

Some Troppodilians may be interested in this New York Review of Books review of a book du jour entiled On Conversation: A History of a Declining Art by Stephen Miller.

Though this is far from ‘must read’ matreial, I think the general subject is an interesting one. The decline of the art of conversation – and most particularly the art of listening is a mark of our times I think – though listening is hard and not many of us are much good at it.

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cs
cs
15 years ago

We need to talk about this book.

Gummo Trotsky
15 years ago

Hate to interrupt this fascinating discussion, but how abou those Socceroos, eh?

Jason Soon
Jason Soon
15 years ago

what’s there to talk about?

cs
cs
15 years ago

Um, ah …

Gaby
Gaby
15 years ago

Like..you know…these days it’s ususally about effing real estate!!!!…..ughhh!!!