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The Resource Modernism and melancholia : writing as countermourning, Sanja Bahun

Modernism and melancholia : writing as countermourning, Sanja Bahun

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Modernism and melancholia : writing as countermourning
Title
Modernism and melancholia
Title remainder
writing as countermourning
Statement of responsibility
Sanja Bahun
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Modernism and melancholia share an intellectual fate: being at once categories, conditions, discourses, modes of expression, and social projects, they feed on their own ambiguity. But modernism and melancholia also share a history: it was in the cultural-historical period we tentatively term "modernism" that a fundamental shift in our understanding of melancholia occurred. What is, then, the relationship between modernism and melancholia? How does it relate to the history of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century? What is the social value of the associated cluster of symbolic rituals that we call mourning? Modernism and Melancholia addresses these questions, as it focuses on the manifestations of melancholia in modernist fiction internationally. Paying close attention to writings by Andrei Bely, Franz Kafka, and Virginia Woolf, Sanja Bahun identifies in modernist fiction a deliberate use of the symptomatology of melancholia to reinvigorate the genre of the novel and address the complexities of contemporary history. Such an exercise establishes writing as a mourning ritual that self-consciously refuses to "heal" or "cure." To describe this paradoxical writing practice, Bahun proposes the term "countermourning." Reversing-or renewing-the ways in which the conceptual scope of melancholia is utilized in modernist studies, this study positions itself at the crossroads of literary studies and intellectual history, and suggests a continuity between the shifting view of melancholia in global modernism
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Bahun, Sanja
Dewey number
809/.9112
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.M54
LC item number
B34 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modernist literature & culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Depression, Mental, in literature
Label
Modernism and melancholia : writing as countermourning, Sanja Bahun
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Modernism: The rise of countermourning -- Andrei Bely and the spaces of historical melancholia -- Schlossgeschichten werden erzählt?: Franz Kafka and the empty depth of modernity -- Virginia Woolf and the search for historical patterns -- Conclusion: Redescribing the world: closing apertures
Control code
840927710
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 236 pages
Isbn
9780199977956
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013009684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)840927710
Label
Modernism and melancholia : writing as countermourning, Sanja Bahun
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Modernism: The rise of countermourning -- Andrei Bely and the spaces of historical melancholia -- Schlossgeschichten werden erzählt?: Franz Kafka and the empty depth of modernity -- Virginia Woolf and the search for historical patterns -- Conclusion: Redescribing the world: closing apertures
Control code
840927710
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 236 pages
Isbn
9780199977956
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013009684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)840927710

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