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As a Weasel Sucks Eggs: An Essay on Melancholy and Cannibalism
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History of Literature and History of Ideas.
2008 (English)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

This essay is an attempt to show how the poets, and to a certain extent the philosophers, have investigated the domain of hunger. Distanced from the community-engendering meal they are often outside the community and have often adopted a melancholic position, unable to forget the Golden Age of Saturn, an era associated with images of an infinitely rich, flowing abundance - a memory, so easily projected onto the future as a utopia, before which the world in its present form easily pales into the background.

The essay contains readings of Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett, Thomas Bernhard, Sigmund Freud, GWF Hegel and Gunnar Ekelöf.

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Sternberg Press Berlin , 2008. , 175 p.
Keyword [en]
melankoli, kannibalism, föda, offer, kafka, ekelöf
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General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-15096ISBN: 978-1-933128-62-7OAI: diva2:181616
Available from: 2008-11-21 Created: 2008-11-21Bibliographically approved

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