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By the way : Ode to melancholy and our melancholic President

| Sun, January 31 2010 | 02:32 pm

PREMIUM Sadness or melancholia is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, many great artists and writers thrived on melancholia. Jackson Pollock, Franz Kafka, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald all produced some of their greatest works when they had to deal with terrible sadness. In his controversial book Against Happiness: In Defense of Melancholia writer Eric G. Wilson argues that down is the...