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  • The power and intensity of much of this fiction derived from nostalgia for the past (nostos is Greek for “return,” algos is “suffering”), the sense of loss of what had been left behind, including the loss of the Yiddish language spoken at home, of rabbinical knowledge and of the Hebrew used in the synagogues of old.

    Anglo-Jewish Writers: Twentieth Century.

  • Once nostalgia was considered a sickness - the word derives from the Greek "nostos"

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  • Aeschylus's own Oresteia, for instance, chooses as its starting point the nostos, the return home, of the victorious general Agamemnon after the siege of Troy.

    The National Theatre of Wales does battle with Aeschylus's The Persians

  • Wonderful speech, full of nostalgia -- nostos algos, the pain of returning home to the past.

    Full Text Of Obama's Berlin Speech

  • And then we have the bizarre 'tal' fragment in the middle - presumably by false analogy with 'nostalgia' but there, the root words do actually include a 't': the first element of the combined term is 'nostos', meaning journey home.

    Chinese Solastalgia

  • It is a form not of pre - but of re-reading, a nostos of a more aggressive and wily and yet, oddly, more leisurely and "lazy" or unwarranted return to the poem.

    Deforming Keat's 'Ode on a Grecian Urn'

  • New Latin, from Greek nostos return home + New Latin - algia; akin to Greek neisthai to return, Old English genesan to survive, Sanskrit nasate he approaches

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  • [12] Cf.Hom. "Il." ix. 413, {oleto men moi nostos, atar kleos aphthiton estai}, "but my fame shall be imperishable."

    The Economist

  • Nostalgia comes from the Greek word for homecoming (nostos) and pain (algos)

  • Nostalgia comes from the Greek word for homecoming (nostos) and pain (algos).


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