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  Edvard Munch tried to represent an infinite scream passingthrough nature in The Scream (1893). Angst From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Angst  means fear or anxiety ( anguish  is its Latinate equivalent,and anxious,   anxiety  are of similar srcin). The word angst   wasintroduced into English from the Danish, Norwegian and Dutchword angst   and the German word  Angst  . It is attested since the19th century in English translations of the works of Kierkegaard and Freud. [1][2][3]  It is used in English to describe an intensefeeling of apprehension, anxiety, or inner turmoil.In German, the technical terminology of psychology and  philosophy distinguishes between  Angst   and Furcht   in that Furcht   is a negative anticipation regarding a concrete threat,while  Angst   is a non-directional and unmotivated emotion. Incommon language, however,  Angst   is the normal word for  fear , while Furcht   is an elevated synonym. [4] In other languages having the meaning of the Latin word  pavor  for fear , the derived words differ in meaning, e.g. as in theFrench anxiété   and  peur  . The word  Angst   has existed since the8th century, from the Proto-Indo-European root *anghu- , restraint from which Old High German angust   developed. [5]  It is pre-cognate with the Latin angustia , tensity, tightness and angor  , choking, clogging ; compare to the Ancient Greek ἄγχω ( ankho ) strangle . Contents 1Existentialism2Music3See also4References5External links Existentialism In Existentialist philosophy the term angst   carries a specific conceptual meaning. The use of theterm was first attributed to Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855). In The Concept of  Anxiety  (also known as The Concept of Dread  , depending on the translation), Kierkegaard used the Angst - Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angst1 of 34/20/2017 3:42 PM  Ludger Gerdes,  Angst  , 1989 word  Angest   (in common Danish, angst  , meaning dread or anxiety ) to describe a profound and deep-seated condition. Where animals are guided solely by instinct, said Kierkegaard, human beings enjoy a freedom of choice that we find both appealing and terrifying. [5][6]  Kierkegaard'sconcept of angst reappeared in the works of existentialist philosophers who followed, such asFriedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre and Martin Heidegger, each of whom developed the ideafurther in individual ways. While Kierkegaard's angst referred mainly to ambiguous feelings aboutmoral freedom within a religious personal belief system, later existentialists discussed conflicts of  personal principles, cultural norms, and existential despair. Music Existential angst makes its appearance in classical musicalcomposition in the early twentieth century as a result of both philosophical developments and as a reflection of the war-torntimes. Notable composers whose works are often linked withthe concept include Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss (operas  Elektra  and Salome , Claude-Achille Debussy (opera Pelleas et  Melisande , ballet  Jeux , other works), Jean Sibelius (especiallythe Fourth Symphony), Arnold Schoenberg (A Survivor fromWarsaw , other works), Alban Berg, Francis Poulenc (opera  Dialogues of the Carmelites ), DmitriShostakovich (opera  Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District  , symphonies and chamber music), BélaBartók (opera  Bluebeard's Castle , other works), and Krzysztof Penderecki (especially Threnody tothe Victims of Hiroshima ).Angst began to be discussed in reference to popular music in the mid- to late 1950s amid widespread concerns over international tensions and nuclear proliferation. Jeff Nuttall's book  BombCulture  (1968) traced angst in popular culture to Hiroshima. Dread was expressed in works of folk rock such as Bob Dylan's  Masters of War   (1963) and  A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall . The term oftenmakes an appearance in reference to punk rock, grunge, nu metal, and works of emo whereexpressions of melancholy, existential despair or nihilism predominate. See also Anger Byronic heroEmotionExistentialismKafkaesqueList of emotionsFear of death Sehnsucht  Alienation Sturm und Drang Terror managementtheoryThe Mean Reds Weltschmerz References Angst - Definition of Angst by Merriam-Webster .1. Angst - Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angst2 of 34/20/2017 3:42 PM  Angst - Define Angst at Dictionary.com .  Dictionary.com .2. Online Etymology Dictionary .3. Duden - Furcht - Rechtschreibung, Bedeutung, Definition, Synonyme, Herkunft .4. Angst - definition of angst by The Free Dictionary . TheFreeDictionary.com .5. Marino, Gordon (March 17, 2012). The Danish Doctor of Dread . New York City: The New York Times. Retrieved May 18, 2013.6. External links  The dictionary definition of angst at WiktionaryRetrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Angst&oldid=771680775 Categories: AnxietyEmotionsExistentialist conceptsThis page was last modified on 22 March 2017, at 22:43.Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additionalterms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profitorganization. Angst - Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angst3 of 34/20/2017 3:42 PM
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