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(1972) Facets of eros, Dordrecht, Springer.

Psyche in longing, mourning, and anger

Erling Eng

pp. 75-90

In Book One, Chapter Ten of "Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre" the protagonist, stepping away from a telescope through which he has been observing Saturn and its moons, says to the astronomer, "I don't know if I should thank you for having brought this star so unconscionably near. Before when I saw it, it was in relation to all the many other heavenly bodies and to myself. But now it stands out in my imagination out of all proportion, and I don't know if I would like to have the remaining throngs brought up. They will close in on me, make me fearful."

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-010-2387-0_5

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Eng, E. (1972)., Psyche in longing, mourning, and anger, in F. J. Smith & E. Eng (eds.), Facets of eros, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 75-90.

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