Mourning Happiness: Narrative and the Politics of Modernity

Cornell University Press (2011)
Abstract
Solon's cryptic injunction : "Call no man happy until dead" -- A mourning happiness : the Athenian funeral oration -- Difficult happiness : the case of tragedy -- Aristotle's hermeneutic of happiness : the first forgetting -- The trial narrative in Richardson's Pamela : suspending the hermeneutic of happiness -- Effects of the trial narrative on the concept of happiness -- Marriage plot -- The tragedies of sentimentalism -- Kantian ethics and the discourses of modernity -- Happiness in revolution : erasing the political concept of happiness.
Keywords Happiness History  Happiness in literature History and criticism  Literature History and criticism  Enlightenment  Happiness Philosophy  Happiness Political aspects
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Call number BJ1481.S657 2011
ISBN(s) 0801448174   9780801448171
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