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“Our flame, the will-o’-the-wisp that dances in a few eyes, is soon to be blown out and all will fade” – Modern Literary Nostalgia as Death Mood
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages. (Linnaeus University Research Center for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0115-4995
2018 (English)In: Books Now: Gdansk Journal of Humanities, E-ISSN 2353-4699, no 9, p. 109-122Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article argues that there is a difference between nostalgic emotion and nostalgic mood and that the latter one often is a result of nostalgia’s inevitable link to death, entropy and teleology. It examines how nostalgic tropes, such as ruins, childhood, youth, astronomical representations, and subjective time (duration), inherited from the romantic poetry function as, and create, nostalgic death moods and retardations of eschatology in modernist fiction.

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Gdansk, 2018. no 9, p. 109-122
Keywords [en]
Nostalgia, modernist fiction, modernism, death, emotions, mood, entropy, teleology, childhood, youth, duration, Bergson, ruins, astronomy
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-76688DOI: 10.26881/jk.2018.9.10OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-76688DiVA, id: diva2:1231241
Available from: 2018-07-05 Created: 2018-07-05 Last updated: 2018-07-05

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