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The Anatomy Of Melancholy

Author : Robert Burton
ISBN : 0940322668
Genre : Literary Collections
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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.

Gl Serne Bienen

Author : Ernst Jünger
ISBN : 3608957081
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Die Welt Des Odysseus

Author : Moses I. Finley
ISBN : 3593378604
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Robert Burton And The Transformative Powers Of Melancholy

Author : Stephanie Shirilan
ISBN : 9781317062257
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Few English books are as widely known, underread, and underappreciated as Robert Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy. Stephanie Shirilan laments that modern scholars often treat the Anatomy as an unmediated repository of early modern views on melancholy, overlooking the fact that Burton is writing a cento - an ancient form of satire that quotes and misquotes authoritative texts in often subversive ways - and that his express intent in so doing is to offer his readers literary therapy for melancholy. This book explores the ways in which the Anatomy dispenses both direct physic and more systemic medicine by encouraging readers to think of melancholy as a privileged mental and spiritual acuity that requires cultivation and management rather than cure. Refuting the prevailing historiography of anxious early modern embodiment that cites Burton as a key witness, Shirilan submits that the Anatomy rejects contemporary Neostoic and Puritan approaches to melancholy. She reads Burton’s erraticism, opacity, and theatricality as modes of resistance against demands for constancy, transparency, and plainness in the popular literature of spiritual and moral hygiene of his day. She shows how Burton draws on rhetorical, theological, and philosophical traditions that privilege the transformative powers of the imagination in order to celebrate melancholic impressionability for its capacity to inspire and engender empathy, charity, and faith.

Der Wanderfalke

Author : J. A. Baker
ISBN : 3882213930
Genre : Falcons
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Die Abenteuer Und Irrfahrten Des Gaviero Maqroll

Author : Álvaro Mutis
ISBN : 3293003613
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Die Schl Fer Im Moor

Author : Peter Vilhelm Glob
ISBN : IND:32000014436184
Genre : Iron age
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Om Tollund- og Grauballemanden og andre moselig fra ældre jernalder

The Politics Of Melancholy From Spenser To Milton

Author : Adam Kitzes
ISBN : 9781135503079
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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Die Anatomie Der Schwermut

Author : Robert Burton
ISBN : 3821845295
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Author : Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
ISBN : 3717512544
Genre : Quotations, German
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Aufklärer, Rationalist, Skeptiker - viele Charakterisierungen treffen auf Lichtenberg zu. Was er in über dreissig Jahren für seine "Sudelbücher" zusammentrug, ist in jeder Hinsicht einzigartig, und bis heute überraschen die Fülle und Vielfalt des Gesammelten, das in der deutschen wie in der Weltliteratur seinesgleichen sucht. Viele von Lichtenbergs Notaten können als klassische Aphorismen bezeichnet werden, mit List und Eleganz pointierte Beobachtungen. In der Mehrzahl handelt es sich jedoch um Aperçus: Wahrnehmungen im eigentlichen Sinne des Wortes, Einfälle, Eingebungen, blitzartig auf- und einleuchtende Einsichten in die verschiedenen widerspruchsvollen Lebensbereiche des Menschen.

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