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A Slap In The Face

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In A Slap in the Face, William Irvine undertakes a wide-ranging investigation of insults, their history, the role they play in social relationships, and the science behind them. He examines not just memorable zingers, such as Elizabeth Bowen’s description of Aldous Huxley as “The stupid person’s idea of a clever person”, but subtle insults as well, such as when someone insults us by reporting the insulting things others have said about us: “I never read bad reviews about myself,” wrote entertainer Oscar Levant, “because my best friends invariably tell me about them.”

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Weight 0.300 kg
Dimensions 20 × 14 × 0.5 cm

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