NOSTALGIA

   A basic subtext of the Western myth is nostalgia for a time in the past when life was somehow better than the present. Early Westerns consciously reminisced about the end of the frontier. But all Westerns look nostalgically to the Western moment in order to explore contemporary problems. The concept of nostalgia implies not just a looking back but a longing for the older times. Anatural argument about Westerns, then, is that nostalgia for the days of the American frontier ultimately is the basis for everything Western, whether movies, novels, rodeos, or even Western fashion. The problem, of course, is what the nostalgia actually refers back to.

Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema. . 2012.

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  • nostalgia — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. ż IIb, blm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} tęsknota za czymś utraconym (zwykle za ojczyzną); dotkliwe odczuwanie braku czegoś : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Komuś dokucza nostalgia. Prawie wszyscy emigranci cierpią na nostalgię. Z nostalgią… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • nostalgia — os*tal gi*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a return home + ? pain.] 1. (Med.) Homesickness; esp., a severe and sometimes fatal form of melancholia, due to homesickness. [1913 Webster] 2. A sentimental yearning to return to an earlier time remembered as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nostalgia — sustantivo femenino 1. Sentimiento o sensación de pena o de tristeza que siente una persona al estar lejos de su hogar o al recordar una cosa querida: Me invade un sentimiento de nostalgia al recordar todo lo que vivimos juntos. Tengo nostalgia… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Nostalgia — Nostalgia, griech., das Heimweh …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • nostalgia — /nostal dʒia/ s.f. [comp. del gr. nóstos ritorno e algia ]. [stato d animo consistente nel rimpiangere ciò che è trascorso o è lontano: avere n. di casa, dei tempi passati ] ▶◀ rimpianto, Ⓣ (psicol.) nostomania. ‖ malinconia …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • nostalgia — (n.) 1770, severe homesickness (considered as a disease), Modern Latin (Cf. Fr. nostalgie, 1802), coined 1668 by Johannes Hofer, as a rendering of Ger. heimweh, from Gk. algos pain, grief, distress (see ALGIA (Cf. algia)) + nostos homecoming,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • NOSTALGIA — (от греч. nostor возвращение на родину и algos боль), ностальгия, тоска по родине. Проявляющееся у многих людей в первые моменты жизни в новой непривычной обстановке, на новом месте, среди чужих, это чувство у примитивных или психически… …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • nostalgia — s. f. 1. Tristeza profunda causada por saudades do afastamento da pátria ou da terra natal. 2. Estado melancólico causado pela falta de algo.   ‣ Etimologia: francês nostalgie …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • nostalgia — [n] pleasant remembrances fond memories*, hearts and flowers*, homesickness, longing, pining, reminiscence, remorse, schmaltz*, sentimentality, tear jerker*, wistfulness, yearning; concepts 20,410 …   New thesaurus

  • nostalgia — (Del gr. νόστος, regreso, y algia). 1. f. Pena de verse ausente de la patria o de los deudos o amigos. 2. Tristeza melancólica originada por el recuerdo de una dicha perdida …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • nostalgia — ► NOUN ▪ sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past. DERIVATIVES nostalgic adjective nostalgically adverb. ORIGIN originally in the sense «acute homesickness»: from Latin, from Greek nostos return home + algos pain …   English terms dictionary

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