Melancholy PDF Books

Download Melancholy PDF books. Access full book title The Anatomy Of Melancholy by Robert Burton, the book also available in format PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format, to read online books or download Melancholy full books, Click Get Books for free access, and save it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

The Anatomy Of Melancholy

Melancholy
Author: Robert Burton
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141395230
Size: 61.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 2857
Get Books

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of Burton's masterpiece, this fully edited, modern edition is published as a landmark hardback volume in Penguin Classics. Robert Burton's labyrinthine, beguiling, playful masterpiece is his attempt to 'anatomize and cut up' every aspect of the condition of melancholy, from which he had suffered throughout his life. Ranging over beauty, digestion, the planets, alcohol, demons, kissing, poetry and the restorative power of books, among many other things, The Anatomy of Melancholy has fascinated figures from Samuel Johnson to Jorge Luis Borges since the seventeenth century, and remains an incomparable examination of the human condition in all its flawed, endless variety. Edited with an introduction and notes by Angus Gowland 'The best book ever written' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian
Melancholy
Language: en
Pages: 341
Authors: F. László Földényi
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press
"Földényi's extraordinary Melancholy ... part history of the term melancholy and part analysis of the melancholic disposition, explores many centuries to explore melancholy's ambiguities. Along the way Földényi discovers the unrecognized role melancholy may play as a source of energy and creativity in a well-examined life. Földényi begins with a tour of the history of the word melancholy, from ancient Greece to the medieval era, the Renaissance, and modern times. He finds the meaning of melancholy has always been ambiguous, even paradoxical. In our own times it may be regarded either as a psychic illness or a mood familiar to everyone. The author analyzes the complexities of melancholy and concludes that its dual nature reflects the inherent tension of birth and mortality. To understand the melancholic disposition is to find entry to some of the deepest questions one's life."--Amazon.com.
The Melancholy of Resistance
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: László Krasznahorkai
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-06-17 - Publisher: New Directions Publishing
From the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize A powerful, surreal novel, in the tradition of Gogol, about the chaotic events surrounding the arrival of a circus in a small Hungarian town. The Melancholy of Resistance, László Krasznahorkai's magisterial, surreal novel, depicts a chain of mysterious events in a small Hungarian town. A circus, promising to display the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world, arrives in the dead of winter, prompting bizarre rumors. Word spreads that the circus folk have a sinister purpose in mind, and the frightened citizens cling to any manifestation of order they can find music, cosmology, fascism. The novel's characters are unforgettable: the evil Mrs. Eszter, plotting her takeover of the town; her weakling husband; and Valuska, our hapless hero with his head in the clouds, who is the tender center of the book, the only pure and noble soul to be found. Compact, powerful and intense, The Melancholy of Resistance, as its enormously gifted translator George Szirtes puts it, "is a slow lava flow of narrative, a vast black river of type." And yet, miraculously, the novel, in the words of The Guardian, "lifts the reader along in lunar leaps
The Anatomy of Melancholy
Language: en
Pages: 1376
Authors: Robert Burton
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-01 - Publisher: Penguin UK
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of Burton's masterpiece, this fully edited, modern edition is published as a landmark hardback volume in Penguin Classics. Robert Burton's labyrinthine, beguiling, playful masterpiece is his attempt to 'anatomize and cut up' every aspect of the condition of melancholy, from which he had suffered throughout his life. Ranging over beauty, digestion, the planets, alcohol, demons, kissing, poetry and the restorative power of books, among many other things, The Anatomy of Melancholy has fascinated figures from Samuel Johnson to Jorge Luis Borges since the seventeenth century, and remains an incomparable examination of the human condition in all its flawed, endless variety. Edited with an introduction and notes by Angus Gowland 'The best book ever written' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian
The Nature of Melancholy
Language: en
Pages: 373
Authors: Jennifer Radden
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Spanning 24 centuries, this anthology collects over 30 pieces of Western writing about melancholy and related conditions. It unravels an ongoing conversation across centuries and continents as thinkers interpret, respond, and build on each other's work.
A User's Guide to Melancholy
Language: en
Pages: 175
Authors: Mary Ann Lund
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-25 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
400 years after The Anatomy of Melancholy, this book guides readers through Renaissance medicine's disease of the mind.
Philosophical Melancholy and Delirium
Language: en
Pages: 433
Authors: Donald W. Livingston
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-06-22 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Scottish philosopher David Hume claimed that false philosophy leads either to melancholy over the groundlessness of common opinion or delirium over transcending it--while true philosophy leads to wisdom. Here Donald Livingston traces this distinction through all of Hume's writings and reveals its relevance for contemporary discussion.
The Melancholy Art
Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: Michael Ann Holly
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-24 - Publisher: Princeton University Press
Melancholy is not only about sadness, despair, and loss. As Renaissance artists and philosophers acknowledged long ago, it can engender a certain kind of creativity born from a deep awareness of the mutability of life and the inevitable cycle of birth and death. Drawing on psychoanalysis, philosophy, and the intellectual history of the history of art, The Melancholy Art explores the unique connections between melancholy and the art historian's craft. Though the objects art historians study are materially present in our world, the worlds from which they come are forever lost to time. In this eloquent and inspiring book, Michael Ann Holly traces how this disjunction courses through the history of art and shows how it can give rise to melancholic sentiments in historians who write about art. She confronts pivotal and vexing questions in her discipline: Why do art historians write in the first place? What kinds of psychic exchanges occur between art objects and those who write about them? What institutional and personal needs does art history serve? What is lost in historical writing about art? The Melancholy Art looks at how melancholy suffuses the work of some of the twentieth century's most powerful and poetic writers on
Father Melancholy's Daughter
Language: en
Pages: 404
Authors: Gail Godwin
Categories: Fathers and daughters
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:
Psykologisk roman om en kvindes udvikling efter at hun er vokset op alene med sin far, som var præst
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Language: en
Pages: 115
Authors: Gabriel García Márquez
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Having decided to celebrate his ninetieth birthday by spending the night with a young virgin, an old man falls deeply in love for the first time in his life when he spots the girl at a local brothel. 250,000 first printing.
The Tears of Things
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Peter Schwenger
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
We surround ourselves with material things that are invested with memories but can only stand for what we have lost. Physical objects—such as one’s own body—situate and define us; yet at the same time they are fundamentally indifferent to us. The melancholy of this rift is a rich source of inspiration for artists. Peter Schwenger deftly weaves together philosophical and psychoanalytical theory with artistic practice. Concerned in part with the act of collecting, The Tears of Things is itself a collection of exemplary art objects—literary and cultural attempts to control and possess things—including paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe and René Magritte; sculpture by Louise Bourgeois and Marcel Duchamp; Joseph Cornell’s boxes; Edward Gorey’s graphic art; fiction by Virginia Woolf, Georges Perec, and Louise Erdrich; the hallucinatory encyclopedias of Jorge Luis Borges and Luigi Serafini; and the corpse photographs of Joel Peter Witkin. However, these representations of objects perpetually fall short of our aspirations. Schwenger examines what is left over—debris and waste—and asks what art can make of these. What emerges is not an art that reassembles but one that questions what it means to assemble in the first place. Contained in this catalog of waste is that ultimate still life, the