Hardback Cheerfulness : a literary and cultural history / Timothy Hampton.
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: New York : Zone Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781942130604 (hbk.) :
A history of the emotional life of European and American cultures, a breathtaking exploration of the intersections of culture, literature, and psychology, 'Cheerfulness' challenges the dominant narrative of Western aesthetics as a story of melancholy, mourning, tragedy, and trauma. Hampton captures the many appearances of this fleeting and powerfully transformative emotion whose historical and literary trajectory has never before been systematically traced.
272 pages ; 23 cm