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Wednesday Word: Weltschmerz

Weltschmerz - a German word encapsulating the feeling of world weariness and melancholy. It was coined by German Romantic author Jean Paul.

Weltschmerz is not a new phenomenom--Paul passed away in 1825--and surely he gave a name to something long intangible.


The melancholic figure of a poet leaning on an inscribed blo Wellcome V0049085.jpg
By https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/obf_images/f2/6e/0d3655d36db92fb364463512b7c6.jpg
Gallery: https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/image/V0049085.html
Wellcome Collection gallery (2018-04-05): https://wellcomecollection.org/works/c3d6q7ns CC-BY-4.0, CC BY 4.0, Link


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