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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
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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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