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The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

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Spanning 24 centuries, this anthology collects over thirty selections of important Western writing about melancholy and its related conditions by philosophers, doctors, religious and literary figures, and modern psychologists. Truly interdisciplinary, it is the first such anthology. As it traces Western attitudes, it reveals a conversation across centuries and continents a ...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published March 11th 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 2000)
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Greg
"There are times for being dumb.
This must be one of them.
I'd like to know what's so wrong,
with a stupid happy song?"

The third song, on their third album, (the last album they would make before the naughty words of sell-out and corporate whores were thrown their way) Jawbreaker have this kind of simple song that seems to be taking aim at their detractors, people who thought they were going soft or whatever. The narrator of the song is unreliable, one can think that it's Blake telling people he do
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Apr 23, 2008 Saira rated it really liked it
i really enjoyed the history of various theories, beliefs, superstitions and other assumptions re this emotion/nature/personality
Mariano
May 02, 2015 Mariano rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rewarding and interesting journey through centuries of melancholy essays.
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