The Concise Book of Lying
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001 - 334 páginas
With lively wit and breezy sophistication, novelist Evelin Sullivan tackles the most pervasive of human sins, using history and mythology, anecdote and analysis to discover the truth about lying. Beginning with the nature and characterization of deception in ancient texts from the Bible to Greek myth, Sullivan examines why people lie, what makes an effective lie, what are its consequences; and how society has tried to counteract human deception. Touching on philosophy, literature, history, and psychology, The Concise Book of Lying is a stylish and erudite tour of the twilight realm of trickery.
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THE CONCISE BOOK OF LYINGReseña de usuario - Kirkus
Another treatment of one of humanity's oldest traits (also see Jeremy Campbell, above).Considering how common lying is, it's a wonder that there are not more popular accounts of it. Sullivan (Four of ... Leer reseña completa
The concise book of lyingReseña de usuario - Not Available - Book Verdict
Why do people lie? What do people lie about? And what kinds of lies are considered unpardonable? These are some of the questions novelist and Stanford writing professor Sullivan (Games of the Blind ... Leer reseña completa