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The Sacred and the Profane Day
The Idea of Nostalgia
to us only from the time when they find expression, verbally or by other means. For the critic, for the historian, an emotion exists only beyond the point at which it attains a linguistic status. NoExpand
The Living Eye
This volume is a translation of selections of L'Oeil vivant (1961 and 70). Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Transparency and Obstruction
Jean Starobinski, one of Europe's foremost literary critics, examines the life that led Rousseau, who so passionately sought open, transparent communication with others, to accept and even fosterExpand
A short history of bodily sensation.
  • J. Starobinski
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological medicine
  • 1 February 1990
Chlorosis -the "green sickness".
The history of chlorosis is interesting because of the variety of explanations, including the psychological, it attracted before it came to be recognized as due to hypochromic anaemia or iron deficiency. Expand
A modern melancholia: Van Gogh's portrait of Dr Gachet.
It would be unwise to hazard a diagnosis for those attacks of illness to which Van Gogh was subject and which he dreaded. Karl Jaspers (1922) believed it might be possible to speak of schizophrenia,Expand
Action and Reaction: The Life and Adventures of a Couple
What do biologists mean when they say that to live is to react? Why was the term abreaction invented and later abandoned by the first generation of psychoanalysts? What is meant by reactionaryExpand