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Nostalgia: When Are We Ever at Home?

Barbara Cassin ; translated by Pascale-Anne Brault
Format
Book
Published
New York : Fordham University Press, 2016.
Edition
First edition
Language
Translated from the French
Uniform Title
Nostalgie English
ISBN
9780823269501, 0823269507, 9780823269518, 0823269515
Summary
"Nostalgia makes claims on us both as individuals and as members of a political community. In this short book, Barbara Cassin provides an eloquent and sophisticated treatment of exile and of desire for a homeland, while showing how it has been possible for many to reimagine home in terms of language rather than territory. Moving from Homer's and Virgil's foundational accounts of nostalgia to the exilic writings of Hannah Arendt, Cassin revisits the dangerous implications of nostalgia for land and homeland, thinking them anew through questions of exile and language. Ultimately, Cassin shows how contemporary philosophy opens up the political stakes of rootedness and uprootedness, belonging and foreignness, helping us to reimagine our relations to others in a global and plurilingual world"--
"Through a subtle reading of the writings of Homer, Virgil, and Hannah Arendt, Barbara Cassin produces an in-depth analysis, at once scholarly and personal, of nostalgia. Where does nostalgia come from? Where do we truly feel at home? Cassin explores the notion that nostalgia has less to do with place and more to do with language"--
Contents
  • Of Corsican Hospitality
  • Odysseus and the Day of Return
  • Aeneas: From Nostalgia to Exile
  • Arendt: To Have One's Language for a Homeland.
Description
xi, 78 pages ; 23 cm
Notes
  • "Nostalgia was first published in French under the title La nostalgie: Quand donc est-on chez soi? Ulysse Énée, Arendt by Éditions Autrement, Collection Les Grands Mots, © Autrement, Paris, 2013."
  • Includes bibliographical references.
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