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The 100 best nonfiction books: No 98 – The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton (1621)

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 98 – The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton (1621)

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This compelling and occasionally comic study of melancholy became cult reading in the 17th century and has inspired artists from Keats to Cy Twombly From the eccentric compulsion of its full title onwards (The Anatomy of Melancholy, What it is: With all the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostickes, …

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