Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia / Edition 1

Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia / Edition 1

by Julia Kristeva
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231067070

ISBN-13: 9780231067072

Pub. Date: 04/01/1992

Publisher: Columbia University Press

In Black Sun, Julia Kristeva addresses the subject of melancholia, examining this phenomenon in the context of art, literature, philosophy, the history of religion and culture, as well as psychoanalysis. She describes the depressive as one who perceives the sense of self as a crucial pursuit and a nearly unattainable goal and explains how the love of a lost

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In Black Sun, Julia Kristeva addresses the subject of melancholia, examining this phenomenon in the context of art, literature, philosophy, the history of religion and culture, as well as psychoanalysis. She describes the depressive as one who perceives the sense of self as a crucial pursuit and a nearly unattainable goal and explains how the love of a lost identity of attachment lies at the very core of depression's dark heart.

In her discussion she analyzes Holbein's controversial 1522 painting "The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb," and has revealing comments on the works of Marguerite Duras, Dostoyevsky and Nerval. Black Sun takes the view that depression is a discourse with a language to be learned, rather than strictly a pathology to be treated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231067072
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
648,378
Product dimensions:
5.39(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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