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    Urn Burial (New Directions Pearls) (Paperback) By (author) Sir Thomas Browne, Preface by W. G. Sebald

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    DescriptionHydriotaphia, 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.

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    Urn Burial
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Thomas Browne, Preface by W. G. Sebald
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 90
    Width: 112 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    ISBN 13: 9780811218924
    ISBN 10: 0811218929

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    New Directions Publishing Corporation
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    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    14 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    No archaeologist ever took such care to construct such luxurious lines for his readership. Browne, on the level of language as well as inquiry, is not that strict, exacting, stereotypically staunch fusspot of science...Browne presents himself as more of an interlocutor, a foil reflecting the given light of the sun so others may feel a little less dark in their darkness. --Greg Gerke