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Title:
Gossip : the untrivial pursuit
Author:
Epstein, Joseph, 1937-
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Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2011]

©2011
Physical Description:
xiii, 242 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
A juicy, incisive exploration of gossip in all its forms--from celebrity rumors to literary "romans a clef, " from personal sniping to political slander.
Language:
English
Contents:
Private gossip -- How it works -- Feasible, uncheckable, deeply damning -- When is it all right to gossip? -- In the know -- Great gossips of the western world I -- The truth defense -- The gossip transaction -- Need gossip be trivial? -- Pure speculation -- Public gossip -- Gossip goes public -- Gossip in center ring -- Shooting at celebrities -- Great gossips of the western world II -- Antedeluvian gossip -- Literary gossip -- Gay gossip -- Great gossips of the western world III -- Private into public -- Caught in the net -- Whores of information -- Snooping and scooping : great gossips of the western world IV -- Too much even of Kreplach.
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ISBN:
9780618721948
Format :
Book