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Cold World: The Aesthetics of Dejection and the Politics of Militant Dysphoria

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To live well in the world one must be able to enjoy it: to love, Freud says, and work. Dejection is the state of being in which such enjoyment is no longer possible. There is an aesthetic dimension to dejection, in which the world appears in a new light. This book examines the dark serenity of dejection through a study of the poetry.
Paperback, 72 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Zero Books (first published October 25th 2009)
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Jan 15, 2014 Gnome Books rated it really liked it
"Not only is another world possible, but the present world is impossible: its very appearance is a kind of ontological mishap, a disorder of the real."

"Depressive thinking is simultaneously intensely lucid and intensely blinkered: ruthlessly and brilliantly reductive, it is able to demolish any consoling counter-argument by referring it immediately to the ground zero of its own originary devastation."

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Dec 05, 2009 David rated it really liked it
I don't think it gives anything away to write that Norwegian Black Metal comes out looking seductive. I look forward to the sequel, or others picking up the concept of the cold world.
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