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The Story of Joy: The Literary and Intellectual History of an Emotion
Adam Potkay, College of William and Mary

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The Story of Joy from the Bible to Late Romanticism (Book) [show prizes]
Title: The Story of Joy from the Bible to Late Romanticism
Abstract: Joy is an experience of reunion or fulfillment, of desire at least temporarily laid to rest, of a good thing that comes to pass or seems sure to happen soon. In this wide-ranging and highly original book, Adam Potkay explores the concept of joy, distinguishing it from related concepts such as happiness and ecstasy. He goes on to trace the literary and intellectual history of joy in the Western tradition, from Aristotle, the Bible, and medieval troubadours through contemporary works, centering on British and German works from the Reformation through Romanticism.
Year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9750521879118