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Two books on the word Schadenfreude ?
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The philosophical and literary dimensions of schadenfreude were explored masterfully in John Portmann's "When Bad Things Happen to Other People" (1999). Now the psychologist Richard H. Smith brings science to the subject, in "The Joy of Pain," a useful if somewhat flabby contribution to what may be a burgeoning field of schadenfreude studies.
I wonder if they talk about the use of the concept in other languages, such as Greek. Wink
 
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I recently read a book, Murder on Theatre Row by Michael Jahn. One of the murder suspects is an alcoholic rock music critic named Lucien Schadenfreud. He first appears on page 5 of the book and page 11 of the Kindle edition.
 
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That is hilarious, and gives me an idea. I am going to write a book about Edna Epicaric. I just have to think of a plot.
 
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I just have to think of a plot.

Is that all? Cool


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Oo oo-- just heard the 's' word on Jeopardy the other night. The question went something like this: "An inadvertent revelation causing others to enjoy your embarrassment"
 
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That's a great definition! Yes, Schadenfreude is definitely experiencing a comeback.
 
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Schadenfreude is definitely experiencing a comeback.

I was unaware that it had left us.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
 
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Well, perhaps "comeback" wasn't correct...

Increased popularity?
 
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I think rather that civility and politeness are moribund.


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Oh, I wouldn't be quite that cynical.

What is that program of word trends? I'd like to put Schadenfreude into that program to see if I am right. Heck, maybe I'll even try epicaricacy.
 
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"You say cynical; I say pragmatic. Let's call the whole thing off."


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Schadenfreude is definitely experiencing a comeback.
It's used twice in the book I'm almost finished with. No epicacaphony, or whatever, however. Roll Eyes


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I recognised that I was experiencing Schadenfreude this morning in the street. A young man, wearing a sharp suit, baseball cap and sunglasses (on a cloudy day) was leaning nonchalantly against a bus stop, chewing gum. He was obviously working hard at being a really 'cool dude'.

Then he blew a big bubble of gum and it splattered across his face. Instant loss of coolness. Cool


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A perfect comedy routine!
 
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I was experiencing Schadenfreude this morning in the street.
And of course yours truly would call it something else. Wink
 
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