The Continuous Vibration of Animal Spirits:
On the Why of Nostalgia
From: On Nostalgia
This chapter discusses nostalgia as a feeling, and the history of nostalgia, from antiquity to the present, moving out of the medical into the cultural realm. Why it is important to describe nostalgia, and the invention of media and the relation to nostalgia are also discussed.
David Berry is a writer and cultural critic in Edmonton. His work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Hazlitt, Toronto Life, and elsewhere, and he was an arts and culture columnist for the National Post for five years.