Timonism

Timonism

a personal despair leading to misanthropy. [Allusion to Shake-speare’s Timon of Athens.]
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Nevertheless, he remains periodically given over to fits of an anti-social Timonism, in which the peace and self-possession of solitude are equally tonic.
Other early critics grasped Melville's "Timonism," and those who traced out the motif of the "isolato" in Moby-Dick saw at least the context for Melville's joke?