** Jealousy by Peter Toohey

The author of Jealousy takes us on a mostly satisfying exploration of the complicated emotion of jealousy, through literature, mythology, and psychology. As always, the literary and artistic examples are best enjoyed if you are already familiar with the works, but you can skip the relevant excerpts, right? I particularly enjoyed the discussion of schadenfreude, into which I have been known to revel, even as a mostly non-envious person…


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