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Hydriotaphia urne-buriall, or, A brief discourse of the sepulchrall urnes lately found in Norfolk

Author: Thomas Browne, Sir
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 2010.
Series: NDP, 1188
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Cyrus, the Great King of Persia; Cyrus, the Great King of Persia
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Browne, Sir
ISBN: 9780811218924 0811218929
OCLC Number: 601098575
Notes: "A New Directions Pearl."
Description: 90 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Series Title: NDP, 1188
Other Titles: Hydriotaphia
Responsibility: Sir Thomas Browne ; [introduction by W.G. Sebald].

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"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."--Publisher's website.

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