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2008 | 6(114) | 155-169
Article title

SEEING NOTHING IN ONESELF. MELANCHOLY IN AMIEL'S 'INTIMATE DIARY' (Zobaczyc w sobie nic. Melancholia w 'Dzienniku intymnym' Amiela)

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PL
Abstracts
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This essay attempts at interpreting Henri-Frédéric Amiel's 'Intimate Diary' through the category of melancholy. The key notion for understanding the Swiss philosopher reflection is emptiness: the world in which the subject lives is empty (everything is but his hypostasis); the subject itself is empty; at last, empty is the work itself (the Diary - as it is deprived of an ending or conclusion). In consequence of this logic comes up a modern theory of loss as formulated by Amiel: in this case, certain - still romanticist - connotations, appear to be less essential, whilst those elements which allow for perceiving the Amielian loss in a philosophical and psychological context (a few dozen years before Freud's findings) become key.
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155-169
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ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Piotr Sniedziewski, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza, Instytut Filologii Polskiej, Zaklad LIteratury Romantyzmu, al. Niepodleglosci 4, 61-874 Poznan, Poland
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CEJSH db identifier
09PLAAAA056117
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.82e5e900-2012-31ce-8415-0b8fcdc84b5e
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