The Future of Nostalgia

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Basic Books, 2001 - History - 404 pages
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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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A lovely essay on nostalgia, on what may be "the hypochondria of the heart", a longing to return to a mythical home and past. Boym focuses on Eastern Europe and Russia, but her look at the imaginary ... Read full review

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Contents

From Cured Soldiers to Incurable Romantics Nostalgia and Progress
1
The Angel of History Nostalgia and Modernity
17
The Dinosaur Nostalgia and Popular Culture
31
Restorative Nostalgia Conspiracies and Return to Origins
39
Reflective Nostalgia Virtual Reality and Collective Memory
47
Nostalgia and PostCommunist Memory
55
Archeology of Metropolis
73
Moscow the Russian Rome
81
On Diasporic Intimacy
249
Vladimir Nabokovs False Passport
257
Joseph Brodskys Room and a Half
283
Ilya Kabakovs Toilet
307
Immigrant Souvenirs
325
Aesthetic Individualism and the Ethics of Nostalgia
335
Nostalgia and the Global Culture From Outer Space to Cyberspace
343
Notes
355

St Petersburg the Cosmopolitan Province
119
Berlin the Virtual Capital
171
Europas Eros
217
Index
389
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About the author (2001)

Svetlana Boym is a writer and Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature at Harvard. She is the author of Common Places: Mythologies of Everyday Life in Russia and Death in Quotation Marks: Cultural Myths of the Modern Poet, as well as of short stories, plays, and a novel. She is a native of St. Petersburg, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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