Shades of Melancholy in Gabriele Reuter’s Aus Gute…

This article contends that Gabriele Reuter’s 1895 novel, From a Good Family, engages with three different understandings of melancholy: the notion of melancholy as an artistic temperament, late-nineteenth-century psychiatry’s understanding of melancholy as a clinical illness, and Freud’s psychodynamic account of melancholy. By engaging with the multiple, often-conflicting meanings of…


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