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Black sun : depression and melancholia

Author: Julia Kristeva
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1989.
Series: European perspectives.
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This study addresses melancholia, examining the phenomenon in the context of art, literature, philosophy and the history of religion and culture, as well as psychoanalysis. It describes the depressive as one who perceives the sense of self as a crucial pursuit which is almost unobtainable.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Kristeva
ISBN: 0231067062 9780231067065 0231067070 9780231067072
OCLC Number: 19553537
Language Note: Translation of: Soleil noir.
Notes: Translation of: Soleil noir.
Includes index.
Description: 300 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Psychoanalysis : a counterdepressant --
Life and death of speech --
Illustrations of feminine depresssion. Cannibalistic solitude ; To kill or kill oneself : the enacted wrongdoing ; A virgin mother --
Beauty : the depressive's other realm --
Holbein's dead Christ --
Gérard de Nerval, the disinherited poet --
Dostoyevsky, the writing of suffering, and forgiveness --
The malady of grief : Duras.
Series Title: European perspectives.
Other Titles: Soleil noir.
Responsibility: Julia Kristeva ; translated by Leon S. Roudiez.

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This study addresses melancholia, examining the phenomenon in the context of art, literature, philosophy and the history of religion and culture, as well as psychoanalysis. It describes the depressive as one who perceives the sense of self as a crucial pursuit which is almost unobtainable.

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