Melancholia: The Western Malady

Melancholia: The Western Malady

by Matthew Bell

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ISBN-13: 9781107641792
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Matthew Bell is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at King's College London. His main areas of research are eighteenth-century literature and thought, and the history of the human sciences. He is the author of The German Tradition of Psychology in Literature and Thought, 1700�840 (Cambridge, 2005).

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Naming a disease; 2. What's wrong with me?; 3. Melancholy men, depressed women?; 4. The Western malady; 5. The telescope of truth; Conclusion.

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