Dr. Jacky Bowring is a critic, designer and writer. She is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University in New Zealand, and has published widely on landscape and architecture, working with ideas from psychoanalysis, literary theory, and aesthetic conventions such as the Picturesque and the Sublime.
'This quietly elegant book is a piercing lexicon of the enigmatic and elusive human condition known as 'melancholy' Guy Somerset - New Zealand Listener, Best Books of 2009
'a worthy introduction to Cioran, and that is but one of its merits.' Huston - San Francisco Guardian