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Melancholy

Melancholy
Author: F. László Földényi
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300167482
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"Földényi's extraordinary Melancholy ... part history of the term melancholy and part analysis of the melancholic disposition, explores many centuries to explore melancholy's ambiguities. Along the way Földényi discovers the unrecognized role melancholy may play as a source of energy and creativity in a well-examined life. Földényi begins with a tour of the history of the word melancholy, from ancient Greece to the medieval era, the Renaissance, and modern times. He finds the meaning of melancholy has always been ambiguous, even paradoxical. In our own times it may be regarded either as a psychic illness or a mood familiar to everyone. The author analyzes the complexities of melancholy and concludes that its dual nature reflects the inherent tension of birth and mortality. To understand the melancholic disposition is to find entry to some of the deepest questions one's life."--Amazon.com.
Melancholy
Language: en
Pages: 341
Authors: F. László Földényi
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press
"Földényi's extraordinary Melancholy ... part history of the term melancholy and part analysis of the melancholic disposition, explores many centuries to explore melancholy's ambiguities. Along the way Földényi discovers the unrecognized role melancholy may play as a source of energy and creativity in a well-examined life. Földényi begins with a
Melancholy of a Beat Poet/ Melancholie eines Beat Poeten
Language: de
Pages: 24
Authors: James Apollon White
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-18 - Publisher: BookRix
Symbolic individualism is a novelty, because it can unite the idea of a poet with the egalitarian subjectivism of our time and the subject in the technocratic world! Do you feel the formalism, it destroys and transforms the subject into a person who thinks and then acts, because the medium
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Gabriel García Márquez
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-15 - Publisher: Vintage
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! A New York Times Notable Book On the eve of his ninetieth birthday a bachelor decides to give himself a wild night of love with a virgin. As is his habit–he has purchased hundreds of women–he asks a madam for her assistance. The
Montaigne & Melancholy
Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: Michael Andrew Screech, Marc Fumaroli
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Montaigne (1533-1592), the personification of philosophical calm, had to struggle to become the wise Renaissance humanist we know. His balanced temperament, sanguine and melancholic, promised genius but threatened madness. When he started hisEssays, Montaigne was upset by an attack of melancholy humor: He became temperamental and unbalanced. Writing about himself
Religious Melancholy and Protestant Experience in America
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Julius H. Rubin
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-01-06 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
This original examination of the spiritual narratives of conversion in the history of American Protestant evangelical religion reveals an interesting paradox. Fervent believers who devoted themselves completely to the challenges of making a Christian life, who longed to know God's rapturous love, all too often languished in despair, feeling forsaken
Lincoln's Melancholy
Language: en
Pages: 370
Authors: Joshua Wolf Shenk
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-10-02 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A nuanced psychological portrait of Abraham Lincoln that finds his legendary political strengths rooted in his most personal struggles. Giving shape to the deep depression that pervaded Lincoln's adult life, Joshua Wolf Shenk’s Lincoln’s Melancholy reveals how this illness influenced both the President’s character and his leadership. Mired in personal
National Melancholy
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: Mitchell Robert Breitwieser
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Stanford University Press
Breitwieser's close readings reveal that the thwarting of mourning, partly linked to nationalist feeling, was a central issue for many American authors, but that those who successfully reclaimed mourning came to strange and fresh understandings of the actual world.
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Language: en
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Authors: Robert Burton
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1840 - Publisher:
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Language: en
Pages: 838
Authors: Robert Burton
Categories: Melancholy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1651 - Publisher:
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The Melancholy of Resistance
Language: en
Pages: 195
Authors: Laszlo Krasznahorkai
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-12 - Publisher: Profile Books
Winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize The Melancholy of Resistance, Lszl Krasznahorkai's magisterial, surreal novel, depicts a chain of mysterious events in a small Hungarian town. A circus, promising to display the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world, arrives in the dead of winter, prompting