Publication Date: 07/07/2022 ISBN: 9780141192284 Category:

The Anatomy of Melancholy

Robert Burton, Angus Gowland

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 07/07/2022 ISBN: 9780141192284 Category:
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‘The best book ever written’ Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

Robert Burton’s labyrinthine, beguiling, playful masterpiece is his attempt to ‘anatomize and cut up’ every aspect of the condition of melancholy, from which he had suffered throughout his life. Ranging over beauty, digestion, the planets, alcohol, goblins, kissing, poetry and the restorative power of books, among many other things, The Anatomy of Melancholy has fascinated figures from Samuel Johnson to Jorge Luis Borges since the seventeenth century, and remains an incomparable examination of the human condition in all its flawed, endless variety.

Edited with an introduction by Angus Gowland

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