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Inhaltsangabe: The Angel of Luxury and Sadness is an in-depth study of the 'new alienation'. The author labels this phenomenon 'normative ennui' and traces its rise to cultural power over the last two centuries. The book compares and critiques the writings of a large number of poets, novelists and culture critics who have written about the malady of 'chronic ennui' over the centuries. A variety of terms have been used to describe this malady - chronic boredom, hyperboredom, l'ennui morbide (morbid ennui), Langeweile, acedia and taedium vitae. 'Chronic ennui' has often been confused with other 'maladies of the subject', notably; black melancholy, the spleen, black gall, neurosis, nerves, hysteria, alienation, angst, estrangement and certain psychiatric disorders (for example, depression, bipolar mood disorder). Though the book's emphasis is on literary depictions of the phenomenon, philosophical, psychiatric, theological, sociological and cultural commentary depictions are also discussed.
The study expands upon the insights of five major full-length English-language discussions of chronic ennui/boredom - those of George Steiner (1971), Reinhard Kuhn (1976), Sean Healy (1984), Orrin Klapp (1986) and Patricia Spacks (1995). The research also draws upon a large number of articles on the topic and on many important, mainly literary, texts in which chronic ennui figures prominently.
The book ultimately offers a new perspective on the historical discourse on chronic ennui. It also attempts to explain the increased prevalence of the phenomenon in the modern and postmodern periods In outlining a more systematic classificatory system for the malady, the author defines various new concepts relevant to the topic, for instance, 'the normative ennui cycle' and 'postmodern ennui'. The thesis also gives the reader a new perspective (in part derived from George Steiner's work) on the currently ephemeral concept of 'sociocultural ennui'. In the final chapters of the work, it is argued that we cannot hope to understand chronic ennui without thoroughly critiquing current models of society and human subjectivity.
About the Author:
Dr. Ian Irvine (Hobson) is an Australian-based fiction writer, poet/lyricist, nonfiction writer and editor living in central Victoria. His work has been extensively published online and in print since the late 1990s. He also teaches writing and editing at Bendigo Kangan Institute and is co-founder of the Zoetics Institute - an organisation promoting the role of 'fundamental creativity' in the lives of individuals, and in society generally. He has also taught Medieval History and Sociology at La Trobe University (Australia) and Novel Writing and Myths and Legends for Writers at Victoria University (Melbourne).
Poems, short stories, novels, essays and articles published world-wide since the late 1990s, including: Agenda Edition of Contemporary Australian Poets and Best Australian Poems 2005, BOOKS: Author of Dream-Dust Parasites (a novel) 2003; The Angel of Luxury and Sadness (a nonfiction book) 2001; Facing the Demon of Noontide (a poetry collection) 2000 and The City of Quartz (a novel) 2016. Co-editor of: The Animist electronic journal of the arts (7 editions, 1998-2001); Scintillae 2012 anthology (2012) and Painted Words writing journal (2005-2016).
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