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  • 4 Mar 2021
    Mary Ann Lund

    Enjoying Melancholy

    It sounds like an odd contradiction that anyone might enjoy melancholy: an age-old disease of body, mind, and spirit typically characterised by sadness and fear. Melancholy’s symptoms could be extreme, its consequences fatal. But when Robert Burton set out to write The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), which celebrates its 400th anniversary this year, he confronted […]

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