The Anatomy Of Melancholy

Author: Robert Burton
Publisher: NYRB Classics
ISBN: 9780940322660
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Lewellyn Powys called it "the greatest work of prose of the greatest period of English prose-writing," while the celebrated surgeon William Osler declared it the greatest of medical treatises.

The Essential Anatomy Of Melancholy

Author: Robert Burton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486148580
Size: 63.87 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 ...

Shakespeare S Montaigne

Author: Michel de Montaigne
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590177347
Size: 45.37 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.

Memoirs Of My Nervous Illness

Author: Daniel Paul Schreber
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9780940322202
Size: 55.22 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.

The Waste Books

Author: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9780940322509
Size: 37.75 MB
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The record of a brilliant and subtle mind in action, The Waste Books are above all a powerful testament to the necessity, and pleasure, of unfettered thought.

Anatomy Of Melancholy And Other Poems

Author: Robert Wrigley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110159263X
Size: 76.91 MB
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From imagined war memorials to insomniac chickens; from Descartes' lost daughter to a dreaming tree; from King Kong to Rush Limbaugh; and from Anna Karenina to a man named Lucy Doolin (short for Lucifer), these are poems that elegize and ...

The Secret Commonwealth Of Elves Fauns And Fairies

Author: Robert Kirk
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486111466
Size: 60.51 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.

On Being Blue

Author: William H. Gass
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590177320
Size: 15.80 MB
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On Being Blue is a book about everything blue—sex and sleaze and sadness, among other things—and about everything else. It brings us the world in a word as only William H. Gass, among contemporary American writers, can do.