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Illbruck, Helmut
Nostalgia : origins and ends of an unenlightened disease / Helmut Illbruck
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, c2012
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 3rd Floor  BF575.N6 I55 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Nostalgia -- Philosophy
Nostalgia in literature
Homesickness -- Philosophy
Homesickness in literature
Physical Description x, 322 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-307) and index
Contents Introduction: original questions -- Nostalgia's early modern origins: cultural backgrounds -- Dr. Thomas Willis and the science of nervous sensibility -- Nostalgia's original theories: implications and effects -- The ranz-des-vaches -- "Medical" nostalgia and its uses in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe -- Critics of nostalgia: Kant, Schopenhauer, and the question of time -- Nostalgia's modern translations -- Uncanny acts of violence -- Postmodern reencounters -- Conclusion: the end of nostalgia

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