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Melancholy = Melankólia

Author: F László Földényi; Tim Wilkinson; Alberto Manguel
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
Series: Margellos world republic of letters book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F László Földényi; Tim Wilkinson; Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 9780300167481 0300167482
OCLC Number: 952151983
Language Note: In English, translated from the Hungarian.
Notes: Translation of: Melankólia.
Description: xvi, 341 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The initiates --
In the prison of the humors --
The excluded --
The challenge of fate --
The bribed --
Premature death of the Romantics --
Love and melancholia --
Illness --
Trembling from freedom.
Series Title: Margellos world republic of letters book.
Other Titles: Melankólia.
Responsibility: László F. Földényi ; translated from the Hungarian by Tim Wilkinson ; foreword by Alberto Manguel.

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A leading European intellectual reflects on the changing concept of melancholy throughout history  Read more...

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"A rather fine book closely argued... and full of thoughtful insights and aphorisms. Occasionally, especially in its excellent final chapter about melancholy in our times, it attains brilliance. Most Read more...

 
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