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The Demon of Noontide

The Demon of Noontide

Ennui in Western Literature

by Reinhard Clifford Kuhn
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Publication Date: 21/03/2017
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Kierkegaard claimed that the gods created man because they were bored, and Baudelaire predicted that the "delicate monster" of boredom would one day swallow up the whole world in an immense yawn. Between these two statements lies the undefined expanse of ennui, whose manifestations in European literature form the fascinating subject of this book. Reinhard Kuhn's aim is to define the demon of noontide, to learn how writers through the ages have treated it, and to discover what it indicates about the nature of the creative act.

Originally published in 1976.

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ISBN:
9780691616902
9780691616902
Category:
Literature: history & criticism
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
21-03-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
241x170x22.3mm
Weight:
0.57kg

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