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Anti-Modernism and Discourses of Melancholy

DOI: 10.4000/erea.596

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This paper explores anti-modernism, a conservative reaction to Europe’s spiritual disintegration in the period between the World Wars. Most specifically, this anti-modernism will be analyzed in the work of Martin Heidegger, but attention will also be paid to a number of other sources. Because it reflected a longing for the traditions and certainties which held true before the advent of modernity,just as itsoughta futile return to a lost world, the anti-modernist movement will be analyzed in t...

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