The Book Of Insults Ancient Modern

Author: Nancy McPhee
ISBN: 9780517371527
Size: 12,52 MB
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Toward A Rhetoric Of Insult

Author: Thomas Conley
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226114791
Size: 17,54 MB
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From high school cafeterias to the floor of Congress, insult is a truly universal and ubiquitous cultural practice with a long and earthy history. And yet, this most human of human behaviors has rarely been the subject of organized and comprehensive attention—until Toward a Rhetoric of Insult. Viewed through the lens of the study of rhetoric, insult, Thomas M. Conley argues, is revealed as at once antisocial and crucial for human relations, both divisive and unifying. Explaining how this works and what exactly makes up a rhetoric of insult prompts Conley to range across the vast and splendidly colorful history of offense. Taking in Monty Python, Shakespeare, Eminem, Cicero, Henry Ford, and the Latin poet Martial, Conley breaks down various types of insults, examines the importance of audience, and explores the benign side of abuse. In doing so, Conley initiates readers into the world of insult appreciation, enabling us to regard insults not solely as means of expressing enmity or disdain, but as fascinating aspects of human interaction.

Darker Legacies Of Law In Europe

Author: Christian Joerges
Editor: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 1841133108
Size: 14,60 MB
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This book, written by leading scholars, presents theoretical, historical and legal inquiries into the legacy of National Socialism and Fascism.

The Mammoth Book Of Insults

Author: Geoff Tibballs
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 178033267X
Size: 19,30 MB
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Never be stuck for a wicked line again! - the ultimate collection of insults Here is the biggest and best ever collection of insults and sharp retorts for when you just wish you could have thought of something faster. Editor Geoff Tibballs presents over 5000 come-backs, put-downs, snaps, insults, unadmiring quips and quotes, for every occasion. From the most elegant of studied insults to the wickedest of putdowns, from the language of the street to the literary, political, and entertainment worlds, from playground insults to sports, family and marriage jibes - here is every possible barb you could ever need, guaranteed to crack up all those around you. As an outsider, what do you think of the human race? Your mother's so fat, she has her own area code. Are your parents siblings? Anyone who told you to be yourself couldn't have given you worse advice. Is there no beginning to your talents? You'd be out of your depth in a puddle. Don't you need a licence to be that ugly? I'd like to see things from your point of view but I can't get my head that far up my arse. I'd love to go out with you but I have to worm my dog.

A Slap In The Face

Author: William B. Irvine
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199934452
Size: 17,47 MB
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William Irvine undertakes a wide-ranging investigation of insults, their history, the role they play in social relationships, and the science behind them, examining 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." Irvine also considers the role insults play in our society: they can be used to cement relations, as when a woman playfully teases her husband, or to enforce a social hierarchy, as when a boss publicly berates an employee. He goes on to investigate the many ways society has tried to deal with insults-by adopting codes of politeness, for example, and outlawing hate speech-but concludes that the best way to deal with insults is to immunize ourselves against them: We need to transform ourselves in the manner recommended by Stoic philosophers. We should, more precisely, become insult pacifists, trying hard not to insult others and laughing off their attempts to insult us.

The Ultimate Book Of Insults

Author: Geoff Tibballs
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780333358
Size: 14,12 MB
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A brilliant collection of insults and sharp retorts for every situation. Includes studied insults, wry putdowns, literary, political, and dramatic rebukes, playground insults, barbs and jibes. The perfect resource for responding to life's slings and arrows with humour and satisfying venom.

The Best Book Of Insults And Putdowns Ever

Author: Tim Dedopulos
Editor: Carlton Books Limited
ISBN: 9781858684895
Size: 20,70 MB
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Have you ever wished you could come out with a response so sharp that it would cut the very air around y ou? The Best Book of Insults and Putdowns Ever. presents cla ssic insults from history and contemporary culture. '

In My Father S House

Author: Kwame Anthony Appiah
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199874354
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The beating of Rodney King and the resulting riots in South Central Los Angeles. The violent clash between Hasidim and African-Americans in Crown Heights. The boats of Haitian refugees being turned away from the Land of Opportunity. These are among the many racially-charged images that have burst across our television screens in the last year alone, images that show that for all our complacent beliefs in a melting-pot society, race is as much of a problem as ever in America. In this vastly important, widely-acclaimed volume, Kwame Anthony Appiah, a Ghanaian philosopher who now teaches at Harvard, explores, in his words, "the possibilities and pitfalls of an African identity in the late twentieth century." In the process he sheds new light on what it means to be an African-American, on the many preconceptions that have muddled discussions of race, Africa, and Afrocentrism since the end of the nineteenth century, and, in the end, to move beyond the idea of race. In My Father's House is especially wide-ranging, covering everything from Pan Africanism, to the works of early African-American intellectuals such as Alexander Crummell and W.E.B. Du Bois, to the ways in which African identity influences African literature. In his discussion of the latter subject, Appiah demonstrates how attempts to construct a uniquely African literature have ignored not only the inescapable influences that centuries of contact with the West have imposed, but also the multicultural nature of Africa itself. Emphasizing this last point is Appiah's eloquent title essay which offers a fitting finale to the volume. In a moving first-person account of his father's death and funeral in Ghana, Appiah offers a brilliant metaphor for the tension between Africa's aspirations to modernity and its desire to draw on its ancient cultural roots. During the Los Angeles riots, Rodney King appeared on television to make his now famous plea: "People, can we all get along?" In this beautiful, elegantly written volume, Appiah steers us along a path toward answering a question of the utmost importance to us all.

A History Of Continental Criminal Law

Author: Ludwig von Bar
Editor: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584770139
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Literary Miscellany

Author: Alex Palmer
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616080957
Size: 19,70 MB
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Literary Miscellany is a breezy tour through the literature oftoday and yesterday, touching on many great classical literaryworks, movements, and trends. But don’t fear that it’s only forintellectuals—there’s plenty here for the contemporary pleasurereader as well. Alex Palmer offers something for everyone, includinganswers to the following questions: What’s the original bestseller? What authors introduced insults as a literary art form? Who burned the first book? Are writers more likely to be depressed than booksellers? How does a book become a movie? When did sex become part of literature? Most people don’t know that the Bible gets credit for plenty oflines that were written by William Shakespeare or John Milton.In Literary Miscellany, learn how this happened. Also examine themore recent concept of “false memoirs,” with a list of who liedabout what. And speaking of villains, was the devil the first badguy in print? Did his appearance lead to the inevitable self-helpbook? Or was that Oprah? This quirky work is filled with entertaining literary trivia fora unique perspective on writers’ lives and inspirations, from thedrinks they imbibed to the books they penned. Delightfully illustrated,it will entertain casual readers and literary buffs alike.