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The Book of Human Emotion

The Book of Human Emotion

Author: Tiffany Watt-Smith
Series: Wellcome
$22.99 (AUD)  inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Is your heart fluttering in anticipation? Is your stomach tight with nerves? Are you falling in love? Feeling a bit miffed? Are you curious (perhaps about this book)? Do you have the heebie-jeebies? Are you antsy with iktsuarpok? Or giddy with dépaysement? The Book of Human Emotions is a gleeful, thoughtful collection of 156 feelings, both rare and familiar. Each has its own story, and reveals the strange forces which shape our rich and varied internal worlds. In reading it, you'll discover feelings you never knew you had (like basorexia, the sudden urge to kiss someone), uncover the secret histories of boredom and confidence, and gain unexpected insights into why we feel the way we do.

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Now available in paperback: let Tiffany Watt Smith guide you through the history, politics, art, literature and philosophy of 156 emotions from around the world, from Iktsuarpok to Indignation
[Watt Smith] treats each emotion with the expertise of a wine taster, showing how it is formed from a mixture of many other emotions -- Craig Brown Mail on Sunday So riveting are these miniature essays exploring 156 emotions that if anyone interrupts your reading, you'll probably feel irritated ... Educative, entertaining. Observer Delightful Prima A brilliant book -- Roisin Ingle Irish Times Witty, informative, undogmatic and thought-provoking, this wonderful book should convince us that emotions are never just neural events. -- Jane O'Grady Times Higher Education
Author description

Tiffany Watt Smith is research fellow at the QMUL Centre for the History of the Emotions, and was also a 2014 BBC New Generation Thinker. Before beginning her career in academia, she worked as a theatre director for seven years, including stints as Associate Director at the Arcola Theatre and International Associate Director at the Royal Court. She lives in London. The Book of Human Emotions is published in association with Wellcome Collection, a free visitor destination that explores the connections between medicine, life and art. In 2012, its critically acclaimed programme of events and exhibitions welcomed over 490,000 visitors.

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General Fields

  • : 9781781251300
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : September 2016
  • : 19.80 cmmm X 12.90 cmmm
  • : September 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : Tiffany Watt-Smith
  • : 152.4
  • : Paperback
  • : Main
  • : 288