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Gossip : The Untrivial Pursuit (2011, original release: 2011)

Call Number 302.24/EPSTEIN,J

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Adult Nonfiction302.24/EPSTEIN,JAvailable
Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2011] ©2011
Description:  xiii, 242 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780618721948, 0618721940, 0618721940 :,
Language:  English

A juicy, incisive exploration of gossip in all its forms--from celebrity rumors to literary "romans a clef," from personal sniping to political slander

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 goes 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 become 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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