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The Independent Online
SCHADENFREUDE is not a 'there-but-for-the-grace relief' ('Crime and Punishment', Critics, 28 November), but the boshafte Freude uber den Schaden oder das Missgeschick eines anderen (Wahrig, 1975) ie, the malicious pleasure over the harming or misfortune of another.

Abigail Baumhardt, Bray, Berks

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