Anatomy Of Melancholy (BOK)

Robert Burton

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One of the major documents of modern European civilization, Robert Burton's astounding compendium, a survey of melancholy in all its myriad forms, has invited nothing but superlatives since its publication in the seventeenth century. 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. And Dr. Johnson, Boswell reports, said it was the only book that he rose early in the morning to read with pleasure. In this surprisingly compact and elegant new edition, Burton's spectacular verbal labyrinth is sure to delight, instruct, and divert today's readers as much as it has those of the past four centuries.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2001 Forfatter Robert Burton
Forlag
New York Review Books
ISBN 9780940322660
Antall sider 1424 Dimensjoner 12,5cm x 20,3cm x 5,8cm
Vekt 1269 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende William H. Gass