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Boredom : a lively history

Author: Peter Toohey
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2011.
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In the first book to argue for the benefits of boredom, Peter Toohey dispels the myth that it's simply a childish emotion or an existential malaise like Jean Paul Sartre.s nausea. He shows how boredom is, in fact, one of our most common and constructive emotions and is an essential part of the human experience.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Toohey
ISBN: 9780300141108 0300141106 9780300181845 0300181841
OCLC Number: 711716998
Description: viii, 211 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Peter Toohey.

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Shows how boredom is, in fact, one of our most common and constructive emotions and is an essential part of the human experience. This title takes readers through neurological and psychological  Read more...

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"As for his engaging new book, Toohey needn't worry: Boredom, with its wise insights, is never boring."-Carmela Ciuraru, Boston Globe -- Carmela Ciuraru * Boston Globe * "Readers who are willing to Read more...

 
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