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The Art of Conversation

Alain de Botton on why preparing conversation is as important as preparing a good salad for our summer picnic. Planning, he argues, will make our conversations much more rewarding.

Alain de Botton on why preparing conversation is as important as preparing a good salad for our summer picnic. He questions why we put so much effort into our social encounters, but leave our conversation to chance. With examples from history and literature, he argues that it's when there are rules to our conversation that our spirit can best be set free.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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Sun 17 Jul 2011 08:50

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