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MELANCHOLIA, med. jur. A name given by the ancients to a species of partial intellectual mania, now more generally known by the name of monomania. (q.v.) It bore this name because it was supposed to be always attended by dejection of mind and gloomy ideas. Vide Mania.,

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42) Not surprisingly, then, all of Sebald's characters are melancholiacs.
His centonic reading and writing is depicted as being mimetically sympathetic with the assimilatory and hypochondriacal posture of the melancholiac toward the Other.
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