SPEAK FOR YOURSELF by Alan Marshall

SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A professor at Columbia, an editor of News Week, a short story writer turns with wit and originality to the question of a ""guide to civilized conversation"". His aim is social conversation -- not after-dinner speaking nor platform manner. And with a velvet glove he places his punches and gets over some home truths on vocabulary, voice, wit and humor, fair weapons, puns, straightforward simplicity, accuracy, diction, use of anecdotes (and he includes a goodly number from the classics and the moderns), the avoidance of cliches and so on. Light and yet sound.

Pub Date: Oct. 14th, 1937
Publisher: Hillman Curl