miserabilism

miserabilism

(ˈmɪzərəbɪlˌɪzəm; ˈmɪzrə-) or

miserablism

n
the quality of seeming to enjoy being depressed, or the type of gloomy music, art, etc, that evokes this

miserabilism

the philosophy of pessimism.
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Whereas once The Verve's former frontman traded in defiant miserabilism, here he sounds like a different man entirely.
This is not simply reducible to miserabilism or finitude-mongering, or whatever other insults get conflated under the general heading of "enemies of acceleration.
The Tribe's resolutely anti-Romantic treatment of the deaf has been both hailed as bold and original and vilified as exploitative Eastern European miserabilism accoutered with a gimmick.
All the Morrissey traits are here--the Moz voice is palpable: his unique and often contradictory combo of wit and miserabilism, arrogance and self-effacement, shines through in startling sentences like "Naturally my birth almost kills my mother" and "My face had by now taken on the demeanour of continual deep regret" (That's how he describes the moment he became a teenager.
Dalrymple explores several reasons for the stubborn persistence of Europe's miserabilism, the most interesting of which is the claim that "limitless guilt [is] a form of grandiosity," a consolation of sorts for European loss of face in the global pecking order.
With just a couple of previous shorts on her film resume, 27-year-old stage actress Buska was a revelation in Bjorn Runge's slice of Swedish miserabilism "Happy End.
It was this gallery of the hungry that identified Cinema Novo with the miserabilism so condemned by the government, by criticism at the service of anti-national interests, by producers and by the audience, who can not bear images of its own wretchedness.
Adorno has been vigorously and exhaustively criticized, by people from every point on the political spectrum, for being a pseudo-revolutionary killjoy, a narrow-minded elitist, a closet conservative, the fetishizer of his own (historically particular) miserabilism.
Finally, in chapter 8, Westfahl argues that a misreading of Gernsback leads to a misreading of other science fictions, most notably cyberpunk which he sets out to rescue from its reputation for miserabilism and to align instead with a much more prophetic and, in the end, optimistic view of a potential transcendence.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival, "Flanders" is an affecting slice of French miserabilism.
Class, race and gender became compulsory optics, this accompanied by a generalized miserabilism about the unshiftable nature of social structures.
2) Whether tending towards the miserabilism of confessional and documentary writing or, as was later the case, conceived in more activist terms as an instrument of cultural resistance (Biondi and Schami, Rowohlt edn, p.