Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Spanning 24 centuries, this anthology collects over thirty selections of important Western writing about melancholy and its related conditions by philosophers, doctors, religious and literary figures, and modern psychologists. Truly interdisciplinary, it is the first such anthology. As it traces Western attitudes, it reveals a conversation across centuries and continents as the authors interpret, respond, and build on each other's work. Editor Jennifer Radden provides an extensive, in-depth introduction that draws links and parallels between the selections, and reveals the ambiguous relationship between these historical accounts of melancholy and today's psychiatric views on depression. This important new collection is also beautifully illustrated with depictions of melancholy from Western fine art.

Buy The Nature of Melancholy book by Jennifer Radden from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780195151657
ISBN-10: 0195151658
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 154mm x 29mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Nature of Melancholy book by Jennifer Radden and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Jennifer Radden

Jennifer Radden is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Books By Author Jennifer Radden

Melancholic Habits by Jennifer Radden

Melancholic Habits

Hardback, January 2017
On Delusion by Jennifer Radden

On Delusion

Hardback, July 2010
Virtuous Psychiatrist by Jennifer Radden

The Virtuous Psychiatrist

Hardback, January 2010
Moody Minds Distempered by Jennifer Radden

Moody Minds Distempered

Hardback, January 2009