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Robert Burton - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Robert Burton

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Robert Burton   (1577 - 1640)
 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born:  December 26, 1576
Lindley, Leicestershire, England
 
Died:  December 28, 1639
 
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Samuel Johnson
 
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Robert Burton - LIFE STORIES
 
 
2/8/1576     Robert Burton's "Rhapsody of Rags"
On this day in 1577 Robert Burton was born. Burton described his 1621 masterwork, The Anatomy of Melancholy, as "a rhapsody of rags gathered from several dunghills, excrements of authors, toys and fopperies confusedly tumbled out." It was immediately popular and has since become not only a classic of its genre but pretty much the only book in it.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
The Anatomy of Melancholy
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva
by Jennifer Radden (Editor)
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Offers the electronic text of The Anatomy of Melancholy.
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