Gossip : the untrivial pursuit / Joseph Epstein.


  • ISBN: 9780618721948
  • ISBN: 0618721940
  • Description: xiii, 242 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2011.

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  • 8 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Note: 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.
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.
Subject: Gossip.