In Black Sun , Julia Kristeva addresses the subject of melancholia, examining this phenomenon in the context of art, literature, philosophy, the history of religion and culture, as well as psychoanalysis. She describes the depressive as one who perceives the sense of self as a crucial pursuit and a nearly unattainable goal and explains how the love of a lost identity of attachment lies at the very core of depression's dark heart.In her discussion she analyzes Holbein's controversial 1522 painting "The Body of the Dead ...

Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia 1992, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231067072

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Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia 1989, Columbia University Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780231067065