Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy

Against Happiness

In Praise of Melancholy

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ISBN10: 0374240663 ISBN13: 9780374240660 Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux Published: Jan 22 2008 Pages: 166 Weight: 0.56lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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A scholar and authority on the relationship between literature and psychology looks at the American quest for happiness and rejection of melancholy and argues that melancholia is actually essential to a thriving culture, the underlying impetus for creative thinking, and the muse of great art, music, literature, and innovation.

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