Blink

by

Malcolm Gladwell

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The “Greek” statue

Because Blink is a work of nonfiction, there aren’t many overt symbols. One exception is the statue that Gladwell discusses in the introduction. The statue, presented as an authentic Greek “kouros” (ceremonial statue), was acquired…

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The Locked Door

Gladwell compares the actions of the adaptive unconscious to a locked door. The human mind is a complicated place, and most of its behaviors are difficult, if not impossible, to understand—in fact, the act of…

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