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Against happiness : in praise of melancholy

Author: Eric Wilson
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Looks at the American quest for happiness and rejection of melancholy and argues that melancholia is actually essential to a thriving culture, the underlying impetus for creative thinking, and the muse of great art and innovation.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Wilson
ISBN: 9780374240660 0374240663 9780374531669 0374531668
OCLC Number: 156818826
Notes: "Sarah Crichton books."
Description: 166 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The American dream --
The man of sorrows --
Generative melancholia --
Terrible beauty.
Responsibility: Eric G. Wilson.
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Looks at the American quest for happiness and rejection of melancholy and argues that melancholia is actually essential to a thriving culture, the underlying impetus for creative thinking, and the muse of great art and innovation.

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