Conversation by Theodore Zeldin
How Talk Can Change Our Lives

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The book that will forever change the way we talk to each other at home, at work and in love

Do you want better conversations with your lover, your colleagues at work, your family, friends or strangers, or yourself? Conversation explains what kind of talk charmed and excited people in the past, and why we talk differently today. It explores the art and the history of conversation and how it can be the key to a happier, more interesting future. It shows how women have changed the ways lovers speak, how families avoid silence or boredom, how your work can damage or improve the way you converse, and what role there is for the tongue-tied and shy. This book will enable you to see more clearly what you want to talk about, and what conversation can do to your life.

Conversation began as a series of talks broadcast on the BBC. They proved to be so popular that they were recently published in book form to great success in Britain and throughout Europe.


About Theodore Zeldin

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Zeldin is a fellow and former dean of St. Antony's College, Oxford. He has been hailed as "one of the forty world figures whose ideas are likely to have a lasting relevance to the new millennium" and " one of the hundred most important thinkers in the world". He is a member of the BBC Brains Trust, the British Academy and the European Academy.
Published January 1, 2000 by HiddenSpring. 112 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Despite the lamentations of intellectual gadflies who long for the salons of yore, the art of conversation isn't deadDit's merely inert, waiting for enthusiasm to nudge it from slumber, according to Zeldin (An Intimate History of Humanity), former dean of St. Antony's College, Oxford, and member ...

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Spirituality & Practice

He presents his ideas on saving family dialogue, taking the conversation of love into new directions, and enriching talk at work.

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