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The adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st century

The adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st century

Aldersey-Williams, Hugh, author

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

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Granta, 2015
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
ISBN: 1847089003, 9781847089007
Physical Description: 336 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Great Britain History Stuarts, 1603-1714 Biography.; 17th Century; Biography.; Literature; Scholars Great Britain Biography.; Browne, Thomas, Sir, 1605-1682.; Physicians Great Britain Biography.

Author note

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 many years been an unreasoning Thomas Browne obsessive.