Uneasy Listening: Notes on Hearing and Being Heard Anouchka Grose & Robert Brewer Young
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DISCOURSE is a series of small books in which a theorist, artist, or writer engages in a dialogue with a theme, an artwork, an idea, or another individual across an extended text.
What makes a good listener? There are a number of commonsensical ideas about what constitutes doing it well — patience, tolerance, availability, responsiveness, lack of moral judgement — but is it really so simple? Is it a skill one can easily learn or more of a quirk or talent? And why do some people seem to be so much better at it than others?
Written by a psychoanalyst and a violin maker, Uneasy Listening is a dialogue between two very different kinds of professional listener