Religio Medici and Urne-Buriall (New York Review Books Classics)

Religio Medici and Urne-Buriall (New York Review Books Classics)

Sir Thomas Browne

Sir Thomas Browne is without doubt one of the ultimate stylists of the English language: a coiner of phrases and spinner of words to rival Shakespeare; the wielder of a unusual and beautiful erudition; an  inquiring spirit within the mould of Montaigne. Browne used to be an idea to the Romantics in addition to to W.G. Sebald, and his paintings is quirky, sonorous, and enthralling.

Here this baroque master’s such a lot enduring and widespread works, Religio Medici and Urne-Buriall, look in a brand new version that has been annotated and brought through the prestigious students Ramie Targoff and Stephen Greenblatt (author of the best-selling Will within the World and the nationwide ebook Award–winning The Swerve). In Religio Medici Browne mulls over the relation among his clinical occupation and his career of the Christian religion, puzzling over the respective claims of technology and faith, questions which are nonetheless a great deal alive this present day. the invention of an old burial website in an English box brought on Browne to jot down Urne-Buriall, that's either an early  anthropological exam of alternative practices of interment and a profound meditation on mortality. Its grave and delightful tune has resounded for generations.

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