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Beyond melancholy : sadness and selfhood in Renaissance England

Author: Erin Sullivan
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Emotions in History.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

An exploration of the vital distinctions Renaissance writers made between grief, godly sorrow, despair, and melancholy, and the unique interactions these emotions were thought to produce in the mind,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erin Sullivan
ISBN: 9780198739654 0198739656
OCLC Number: 1055567231
Description: XIV, 227 p. : il.
Contents: Introduction: Approaching Sadness ; 1. Sadness, Selfhood, and Dis-ease ; 2. Grief: Passion, Action, and the Possibility of Self-knowledge ; 3. Melancholy: Humorous Identity and the Allure of Genius ; 4. Godly Sorrow: Feeling Faith and the Broken-down Heart ; 5. Despair: Narrative Authority and the Drama of Doubleness ; Conclusion: Sadness and Self-authorship
Series Title: Emotions in History.
Responsibility: Erin Sullivan.


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Sullivans sustained examination of the 'more personal and practical manifestations' of sadness are refreshingly sensitive to, and engagingly positive about, the easily obscured felt experience of a Read more...

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