Biography of Loneliness – Fay Bound Alberti
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Despite 21st Century fears of a modern outbreak of loneliness caused by a life lived more virtually, the history of this emotion has been neglected. This book offers a new interpretation of loneliness as an emotional language and experience. Using letters, diaries and medical literature Fay Bound Alberti argues that it is not a universal phenomenon but is rather a modern emotion for which there was no language before 1800.
She therefore traces the birth of loneliness to the development of modernity. She explores the modern problem of loneliness and the ways in which a historically-informed approach might hold the answer.
Hardback. 298 pages.
14.3cm x 22.3cm x 2.8cm