Eric G. Wilson





Eric G. Wilson

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Against Happiness: In Prais...
3.23 of 5 stars 3.23 avg rating — 623 ratings — published 2008 — 8 editions
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Everyone Loves a Good Train...
2.83 of 5 stars 2.83 avg rating — 244 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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The Strange World of David ...
3.19 of 5 stars 3.19 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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The Mercy of Eternity: A Me...
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2010
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My Business Is to Create: B...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2011
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The Spiritual History of Ic...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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The Melancholy Android: On ...
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Secret Cinema: Gnostic Visi...
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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Coleridge's Melancholia: An...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2004
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How to Make a Soul: The Wis...
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“Surely some of you have felt the same way that I do. You have turned sullenly from those thousands of glowing, perfect teeth lighting the American landscape and slouched to the darkness—the half-lighted room, the twilight forest, the empty café. There you have sat and settled into the bare, hard fact that the world is terrible in its beauty, indifferent much of the time, incoherent and nervous and resplendent when on certain evenings, when the clouds are right, a furious owl swooshes luridly from the horizon. You feel that sweet pressure behind your eyes, as if you would at any minute explode into hot tears. You long to languish in this unnamed sadness, this vague sense that everything is precious because it is dying, because you can never hold it, because it exists for only an instant.”
Eric G. Wilson, Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy

“To desire only happiness in a world undoubtedly tragic is to become inauthentic.”
Eric G. Wilson

“Creating doesn't make us unhappy, unhappiness makes us creative. To create is to live, and in living, we want only to creat more, to set our foundations depper and reach higher toward the sky. If sadness is what makes us creative, then sadness is nothing else but life.”
Eric G. Wilson

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