The Essential Anatomy Of Melancholy

Author: Robert Burton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486148580
Size: 28.83 MB
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One of the richest books in the English language, this systematized medical treatise on morbid mental states also features a compendium of memorable utterances on the human condition, compiled from classical, scholastic, and contemporary ...

On Being Blue

Author: William H. Gass
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590177185
Size: 54.11 MB
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Offers an extended essay pondering the color blue and its many associations.

Memoirs Of My Nervous Illness

Author: Daniel Paul Schreber
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9780940322202
Size: 78.28 MB
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In 1884, the distinguished German jurist Daniel Paul Schreber suffered the first of a series of mental collapses that would afflict him for the rest of his life.

Nyrb Classics 10th Anniversary Complete Collection

Publisher: NYRB Classics
ISBN: 9781590173572
Size: 59.36 MB
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This collection includes one each of the following titles: A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes Jakob von Gunten by Robert Walser The Living Thoughts of Kierkegaard by Soren Kierkegaard Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner My Dog ...

Tests Of Time

Author: William H. Gass
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226284064
Size: 69.97 MB
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Whether he's exploring the nature of narrative, the extent and cost of political influences on writers, or the relationships between the stories we tell and the moral judgments we make, Gass is always erudite, entertaining, and enlightening ...

The Secret Commonwealth Of Elves Fauns And Fairies

Author: Robert Kirk
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486111466
Size: 80.52 MB
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A 17th-century Scottish minister roamed the Highlands, talking to country folk about their encounters with supernatural creatures. This remarkable work offers rare glimpses into their world of everyday enchantment.

Shakespeare S Montaigne

Author: Michel de Montaigne
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590177223
Size: 40.82 MB
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Altogether, this book provides a remarkable new experience of not just two but three great writers who ushered in the modern world.

The Anatomy Of Bibliomania

Author: Holbrook Jackson
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252070433
Size: 75.35 MB
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Jackson inspects the allure of books, their curative and restorative properties, and the passion for them that leads to bibliomania ("a genial mania, less harmful than the sanity of the sane").

The Melancholy Of Anatomy

Author: Shelley Jackson
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307773930
Size: 24.18 MB
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In this debut story collection, Shelley Jackson rewrites our private passages, and translates the dumb show of the body into prose as gorgeous as it is unhygienic. From the Trade Paperback edition.