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Author Illbruck, Helmut.

Title Nostalgia : origins and ends of an unenlightened disease / Helmut Illbruck
Published Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2012
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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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Homesickness in literature.
Homesickness -- Philosophy.
Nostalgia in literature.
Nostalgia -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0810166224 (electronic bk.)
9780810166226 (electronic bk.)