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Review of Listening by Jonathan Cott

A wide-ranging collection of interviews and profiles from twenty years of Jonathan Cott’s remarkable writingsJonathan Cott is a master of the interview, a form that is much less a matter of gathering quotes than of inspiring a thoughtful conversation. Cott gathered several of his published several of his conversations between hardcovers as Listening: Interviews 1970-1989.

The material represents Cott’s discussions with 22 leading figures in the fields of music, science, children’s literature and psychology. His subjects also include two of Europe’s major filmmakers of the late 20th century Warner Herzog and Federico Fellini.


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