The Story of Joy: From the Bible to Late Romanticism

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Joy is an experience of reunion or fulfilment, of desire at least temporarily laid to rest, of a good thing that comes to pass or seems sure to happen soon. In this wide-ranging and highly original book Adam Potkay explores the concept of joy, distinguishing it from related concepts such as happiness and ecstasy. He goes on to trace the literary and intellectual history of joy in the Western tradition, from Aristotle, the Bible and Provencal troubadours through contemporary culture, centring on British and German works from ...

The Story of Joy: From the Bible to Late Romanticism 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521178419

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The Story of Joy: From the Bible to Late Romanticism 2007, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521879118

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