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The Anatomy of Melancholy


Excerpt: ...of himself, but Trismegistus adds, Maximum miraculum homo sapiens, a wise man is a wonder: multi Thirsigeri, pauci Bacchi . Alexander ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.000

this was not what i ordered

by unhappymikey on Mar 26, 2010

i ordered the anatomy of melancholy and instead received what appeared to be a summary with incomprehensible breaks and typos. i am not sure what the point of printing that is.


Cure for Prozak

by Brereton on Aug 11, 2009

We all inhabit our own little world, peering out of it, wondering if others feel the same joys or pains. Readers probably tend to be a introverted group, and I suspect many somtimes feel suffering in their own inward eye. What a palliative then to hear a sister voice discoursing on how to avoid or tolerate these melancholy wanderings. This brilliant author pulls sources from thousands of ancient and midddle ages books from the library that surrounded him as he starts off on a medical treatis and turns to philosophical and phychological reflections. He fills his mind and pages with quotations and musings as we can imagine him displacing his own melancholy. One idea that struck me was that our discontents are not just the product of our industrial age. This would not be for the casual reader; but if you love Plutarch and greek philosophy you may enjoy this little gem from the past and spend a few hours smiling while a beautiful soul from the past seeks a bit of solace.

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