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Tulsi Badrinath

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199465187

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465187.001.0001

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The Love of Violence—I

The Love of Violence—I

Happiness Has No Literature*

(p.125) 28 The Love of Violence—I
Chaturvedi Badrinath

Tulsi Badrinath

Oxford University Press

In this essay Badrinath is of the view that although one claims that happiness is what he/she seeks, one carries along the notion that happiness is boring, there is no excitement or exhilaration; and it is with these that we equate life. With this comes equating pain with self-awareness. There is no literature in happiness: and that is why happiness has no literature. For centuries Europe has cultivated the love of unhappiness, and Franz Kafka is the most talented and self-tortured voice.

Keywords:   Happiness, unhappiness, Franz Kafka, Rougemont, suffering, European psyche

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