The future of nostalgia
- Boym, Svetlana, 1959-
- New York : Basic Books, c2001.
- Physical description
- xix, 404 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-389) and index.
- Publisher's Summary
- What happens to Old World memories in a New World order? Svetlana Boym opens up a new avenue of inquiry: the study of nostalgia.. Combining personal memoir, philosophical essay, and historical analysis, Svetlana Boym explores the spaces of collective nostalgia that connect national biography and personal self-fashioning in the twenty-first century. She guides us through the ruins and construction sites of post-communist cities-St. Petersburg, Moscow, Berlin, and Prague-and the imagined homelands of exiles-Benjamin, Nabokov, Mandelstahm, and Brodsky. From Jurassic Park to the Totalitarian Sculpture Garden, Boym unravels the threads of this global epidemic of longing and its antidotes.
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- Publication date
- Svetlana Boym.