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Author Gottlieb, Susannah Young-ah.

Title Regions of sorrow : anxiety and messianism in Hannah Arendt and W.H. Auden / Susannah Young-ah Gottlieb.

Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2003]
©2003

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 UniM Bail  179.9 GOTT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 301 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Meridian.
Meridian (Stanford, Calif.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-284) and index.
Contents Introduction: "The Common Life" I -- I Making Distinctions, Becoming Friends 5 -- II Commensurability II -- III "Regions of Sorrow" 16 -- IV Overview of the Argument 20 -- V What's Missing 25 -- 1. Spaces of Anxiety: Arendt's "Origins of Totalitarianism" 29 -- I Displacement--Declaration 29 -- II Fringe--Sign Language 38 -- III Expansion--Decree 44 -- IV Depth--"Humbug" 50 -- V Layers--Lying 56 -- VI Movement--"Murderous Alphabet" 60 -- VII Abyss--Anxiety 64 -- 2. "Time Tormented": Auden's "Age of Anxiety" 68 -- I Order and Odors: "Prologue" 68 -- II Propaganda and Paradise: Toward Auden's Poetology 78 -- III Omission and Opposition: "The Seven Ages" 85 -- IV Backward and Backside: "The Seven Stages" 102 -- V Assimilation and Simile: "The Masque" 114 -- VI Dumb for Dead 128 -- 3. Arendt's Messianism: "The Human Condition" 135 -- I "Weak Messianic Force" 135 -- II Beginning and Ends 140 -- III Beginning Again 147 -- 4. "Reflection on the Right to Will": Auden's "Canzone" and Arendt's Notes on Willing 161 -- I A Season of Melancholia 161 -- II A Priceless Gift 172 -- III Another Will 177 -- Conclusion: Going on 183.
Summary " Regions of Sorrow is full of insights, and anyone interested in [Hannah] Arendt, [W.H.] Auden, or the intellectual and cultural texture of twentieth-century modernity will profit by reading it." - Political Theory
Subject Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975.
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973.
Anxiety -- History -- 20th century.
Messianism -- History -- 20th century.
Totalitarianism -- History -- 20th century.
Anxiety in literature.
Messianism in literature.
Totalitarianism and literature.
ISBN 0804745102 (cloth : alk. paper)
0804745110 (paperback: alk. paper)