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Urn Burial (New Directions Pearls), Thomas Browne

Author:    Thomas Browne

Title:   Urn Burial (New Directions Pearls)

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    New Directions October 2010

ISBN Number:    0811218929 / 9780811218924

Seller ID:   95207

Hydriotaphia, or Urn Burial, is one of the pinnacles of Renaissance scholarship and without doubt one of the great essays in English literature. Beginning with observations on the recent discovery of Roman antiquities in the form of burial urns, Browne's associative mind wanders to elephant graveyards, to pre-Christian cremation ceremonies, and finally to the idea of Christian burial. Browne then explores, with a more melancholic meditation, man's struggles with mortality and the uncertainty of his fate and fame in the living world. This edition includes a magisterial discourse on Sir Thomas Browne taken from the first chapter of W. G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn.

Price = 9.95 USD

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