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The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century
Author: Hugh Aldersey-Williams

ISBN: 9781847089021
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 23 March 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4
Description:
An experimental account of Sir Thomas Browne, the 17th century physician, philosopher and writer, from the acclaimed author of Periodic Tales and Anatomies

A profound and delightful jeu d'esprit of a book, mixing biography, etymology, cultural history and quixotic scientific experiments. Aldersey-Williams pulls the unfairly neglected yet enormously influential writer Thomas Browne out of the obscure pages of Pseudodoxia Epidemica and into the 21st century, to apply his generous curiosity and rational intelligence to the vagaries and contradictions of life today.

Browne has had some impressive fans (Sebald, Woolf, Borges, Poe, Marias) but this book will revive him, bringing his extraordinary genius to a whole new audience.

About the Author

Hugh Aldersey-Williams is a writer and curator with interests ranging from science to architecture and design. His prolific career as a freelance journalist included a five-year stint as the design critic of the New Statesman. He lives in Norwich and has for ma...

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