The Anatomy of Melancholy, What is it ? by Robert Burton

The Anatomy of Melancholy, What is it ?

byRobert Burton

Kobo ebook | April 13, 2015

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On its surface, the book is presented as a medical textbook in which Burton applies his vast and varied learning, in the scholasticmanner, to the subject of melancholia (which includes what is now termed clinical depression). Though presented as a medical text,The Anatomy of Melancholy is as much a sui generis work of literature as it is a scientific or philosophical text, and Burton addresses far more than his stated subject. In fact, the Anatomy uses melancholy as the lens through which all human emotion and thought may be scrutinized, and virtually the entire contents of a 17th-century library are marshalled into service of this goal. It is encyclopedic in its range and reference.

Title:The Anatomy of Melancholy, What is it ?Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 13, 2015Publisher:Variety BooksLanguage:English

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