Weltschmerz

the prevailing mood of melancholy and pessimism associated with the poets of the Romantic era that arose from their refusal or inability to adjust to ...
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Weltschmerz

Weltschmerz (from the German, meaning world-pain or world-weariness, pron) is a term coined by the German author Jean Paul and denotes the kind of feeling experienced by someone who understands that physical reality can never satisfy the demands of the mind. This kind of world view was widespread among several romantic authors such as Lord Byron, ...
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Weltschmerz

According to Shipley's Dictionary of World Literature (623), Jean Paul (1763-1825) coined this Germa
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