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I stumbled on this great interview she did in 2009. She is another contemporary, born in 1939. Everything she says I agree with 100%. Notice how impervious the interviewer is to everything she says. Fascinating.
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I thought that this was a great interview on Greer's part -- the interviewer seem very scripted and had a difficult time shifting with Greer's thoughts. Greer is very insightful -- we need more like her. thanks for bring this video to our attention -- barbara
November 24, 2013 at 12:25 PM
Barbara: Yes. Have you ever had the experience of talking to someone who might as well be a brick wall?
He felt that he had a job to do. At any rate, she can be heard, in spite of the way she has been stereotyped.
November 24, 2013 at 12:36 PM
I will listen to this interview later, as I still have to finish the newspapers after getting my picture taken with Santa and Hoku at the Humane Society. A pleasant visit to the Dog Park ensued, so I wiped out two hours of the day, although very pleasantly.
But my real comment is about impervious people. I just finished reading "League of Denial" about concussions in the Natrional Football League, not your cup of tea perhaps, but wait...! My daughter picked up the reference without my prompting and is listening to the book on her car CD player. She mentioned all the impervious denial of people and their warped thinking (Hey, the players made money and knew what they were in for type thinking.). In this vein, a guy on the Nation Cruise ship who was not a member of the group came up to me and said, out of the blue and very ernestly, "I believe in working." Totally impervious to the possibility that I might have paid for the trip from my hard-earned money.
Hank Chapin |
November 24, 2013 at 06:37 PM
Stellar. It is not streaming well here, so I could not really see it all, but it gave a chance to meditate a bit on Greer. Time for some rereading.
November 24, 2013 at 09:02 PM
Z: Yes, I want to read her latest book now.
November 24, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Hank: We think dog walking is such a good activity that we have started walking the neighbor's dog. They are very busy with two little girls, so the help is welcome and we get some exercise. They even gave us a turkey, and I put it in the freezer for Christmas (We're having Thanksgiving at our cousin's place, as usual.)
What the interviewer did was ask a question, paraphrase her answer and then ask the next question. I think he thought that was the way to conduct an interview.
The examples you give are the "brushoff." Well, they have it coming,etc. not wanting to think things through and preferring not to care about other people.
November 24, 2013 at 11:27 PM
So articulate, natural, quick-thinking and to-the-point is Greer in this clip, terrific! While the interviewer plods along with his pre-meditated questions, never really inter-acting with her. I think that's probably his personality and not the fact that he's male.
Thanks for posting this, Hattie.
November 25, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Natalie: I think she is highly effective in this interview, moreso than in her books, even.
November 25, 2013 at 05:20 PM
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