Showing results for title "Schadenfreude"

Categories

All Categories

4 results
Sort by
    • Schadenfreude

    • The Joy of Another's Misfortune
    • By: Tiffany Watt Smith
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    We all know the pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune. The Germans named this delight in another's failure schadenfreude (from schaden damage, and freude, joy), and it has perplexed philosophers and psychologists for centuries. Schadenfreude illuminates this hidden emotion, inviting listeners to reflect on its pleasures and how we use other people's miseries to feel better about ourselves. With its exploratory, evocative form, it weaves examples from literature, philosophy, film, and music together with personal observation and historical and cultural analysis.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Deserved Humor Isn't Delivered

    • By Chino on 11-25-18

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Schadenfreude, a Love Story

    • Me, the Germans, and 20 Years of Attempted Transformations, Unfortunate Miscommunications, and Humiliating Situations That Only They Have Words For
    • By: Rebecca Schuman
    • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Schadenfreude is the story of a teenage Jewish intellectual who falls in love - in love with a boy (who breaks her heart), a language (that's nearly impossible to master), a culture (that's nihilistic but punctual), and a landscape (that's breathtaking when there's not a wall in the way). Rebecca is an everyday, misunderstood '90s teenager with a passion for Pearl Jam and Ethan Hawke circa Reality Bites until two men walk into her high school civics class: Dylan Gellner and Franz Kafka, hitching a ride in Dylan's backpack.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A humorous, delectable read

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-13-17
    • Me, the Germans, and 20 Years of Attempted Transformations, Unfortunate Miscommunications, and Humiliating Situations That Only They Have Words For
    • By: Rebecca Schuman
    • Narrated by: Christa Lewis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 06-06-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Joy of Pain

    • Schadenfreude and the Dark Side of Human Nature
    • By: Richard H. Smith
    • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Few people will easily admit to taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others. But who doesn't enjoy it when an arrogant but untalented contestant is humiliated on American Idol, or when the embarrassing vice of a self-righteous politician is exposed, or even when an envied friend suffers a small setback? The truth is that joy in someone else's pain - known by the German word schadenfreude - permeates our society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent content and performance

    • By Smithep on 06-11-14

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Schadenfreude Therapy, Anyone?

    • By: Lala Joling
    • Narrated by: Trisha Wiggin-Fausnaugh
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Schadenfreude: A feeling of enjoyment that comes from seeing or hearing about the troubles of other people. That sounds worse than it is. It can actually be quite therapeutic. Sometimes we meet that special person. You know the one. The hapless, bumbling, clueless one. The one we secretly thank for being so totally imperfect because they take the pressure off us to be perfect. It's nice to meet you, too.

    Regular price: $6.95