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The Anatomy of Melancholy (New York Review Books Classics) by Robert Burton
The Anatomy of Melancholy (New York Review Books Classics)

Micheal, August 4, 2012

Burton's book is a masterpiece of obsessive, erudite, learned commentary. A relentless catalog of theory, speculation, literature and thought on the subject, Burton cites the church fathers, Shakespeare (though the folio had only been published three years earlier), Montaigne, Chaucer, and every Classical author you have or haven't heard of. Packed with digressions, personal comments, tales from literature, history and mythology all equally cited as illustration of the intricacies of melancholy. And don't miss Wiiliam H. Gass' brilliant introduction (a classic of modern writing itself) in the New York Review Books Classics edition. This is a 'desert island' book - a book that could consume your life, if you would let it.
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