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 (nŏ-stăl′jə, nə-)
1. A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.
2. The condition of being homesick; homesickness.

[Greek nostos, a return home; see nes- in Indo-European roots + -algia.]

nos·tal′gic (-jĭk) adj.
nos·tal′gi·cal·ly adv.
nos·tal′gist n.


a person who indulges in nostalgia
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And this, of course, is where the crazed nostalgist tragedy of the Tories' current obsession with Brexit -- and hard Brexit at that -- collides with the other current tragedy of UK politics: the failure of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, despite its strong engagement with many of the radical and urgently necessary ideas outlined above, to understand the institutional shape of the 21st century world in which they will have to be implemented, including the vital importance of the EU as a source of agreed supra-national legislation in a globalised world.
The 1940s and 50s were the heyday of filmmaking -- Phil is a bit of a nostalgist, with an interest in film history and loads of books on classic Hollywood -- before it got diluted first by television and now, inexorably, by digital cameras.
(23) David Berliner, 'Are anthropologists nostalgist?' in Olivia Ange, David Berliner (eds.), Anthropology and Nostalgia, p21
Fans of Anderson--a perpetual nostalgist, albeit without Guy Maddin's gothic darkness, or Ernst Lubitsch's history--believe this nominee is the best he's ever done.
Even a nostalgist might need a suspicious story to explain how things had gone wrong.
The highlights of the short film programmes include the Iranian black comedy 'A Ceremony for a Friend'; the UK/Italian sci-fi short 'The Nostalgist'; Finnish/Turkish short 'Keys of Heaven'; 'Hijabi Girls' which celebrates the world of high fashion and 'Shackled' starring Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke.
As an example, he told us about the poem "Eurydice," the opening poem of A Nostalgist's Map of America.
Griffin Hansbury (author); THE NOSTALGIST; MP Publishing (Fiction: Literary) 14.95 ISBN: 9781849821643
HOMECOMINGS invariably are a halfway house between the nostalgist's frozen reality and inexorable change.
(3) At least two major studies of Deleuze's work--one in English, the other in French--have, within the past five years, concluded that the answer to these questions is simply 'no': Deleuze is a mystic, a nostalgist for elitist modes of avant-gardism which have no purchase on the present, at best an implicit conservative whose romanticism leaves no scope for rational calculation or collective action.
Brooks isn't exactly an incandescent nostalgist. His store is stocked with a full compliment of efficient products, including shelves full of those curly compact fluorescents, the standard one-and-a-half-inch fluorescent tubes and their slimmer 5/8th inch successors (their ballasts are electronic, not magnetic, and so use less electricity, Brooks explained) and also neat, newly-released bulbs that use light emitting diodes.