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Yawn: Adventures in Boredom

Autor: Mann, Mary

Editorial: Farrar Straus Giroux

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Precio de Lista:$15.00
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Yawn: Adventures in Boredom : With sharp wit and impressive historical acumen, Mary Mann tells the unexpected story of the hunt for a deeper understanding of boredom, in all its absurd, irritating, and inspiring splendor. Deftly wrought from interviews, research, and personal experience, Yawn follows Mann's search through history for the truth about boredom, spanning the globe and introducing a varied cast of characters.

We meet the Desert Fathers, fourth-century Christian monks who made their homes far from civilization and who offer the first recorded accounts of lethargy; Thomas Cook, grandfather of the tourism industry, who provided escape from the mundane for England's working class; modern couples who are disenchanted by monogamous sex, deployed soldiers who seek entertainment and connection in porn; and prisoners held in solitary confinement, for whom boredom is a punishment.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Psicología   Emotions
Ciencias Sociales   Popular Culture

ISBN 13:9780374535841
ISBN 10:0374535841
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:164
Tamaño:7.50" l x 5.50" w x 1.00" h
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