John Dowland

Posted by Yusuf on July 15th, 2019 — Posted in News

In music, the cult of Melancholia is associated with John Dowland, whose motto was Semper Dowland, semper dolens (always Dowland, always in pain). The melancholic man, seen by his contemporaries as a nuisance and a danger, has its greatest exponent in Hamlet, the melancholy Dane. Another literary exponent of this cultural climate are the last writings of John Donne, which constantly revolve around death. Sir Thomas Browne, with his Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial and Jeremy Taylor, author of Holy Living and Holy Dying are other representative writers whose work includes numerous musings about the death. But Robert Burton, with his Anatomy of Melancholy, who provides us with the most profound and complete study of this phenomenon. The book deals with the melancholy from the medical and literary point of view. Other related works are mourning and melancholy of Sigmund Freud H. Tellenbach melancholy.

A famous allegorical engraving by Albrecht Durer is titled melancholy I work includes a magic square and a truncated cube, among other symbolic objects studied by Erwin Panofsky. During the romantic period a phenomenon similar, although not with the same name, was given in works such as the sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe. Definitely indicates melancholy, remains part of the clinical pictures, and is defined as a psychosis that is characterized by deep depression, moral pain, guilt, of breakdown of self-disrespect, medical conditions that they accompanied by psychomotor, slow inhibition of thought and bodily discomfort of hipocondriaco type. A box that you can place the patient on the verge of suicide. This disease, like tuberculosis, was elevated to the category of sublime by romanticism. He was present in our culture and our language has always, suffering various Melancholia is characterized by a cancellation of the interest in the world, sources: encyclopedia Wikipedia and elalmanaque.

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