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A reprint of the unique, released in 1964 by means of Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd. dedicated broadly speaking to a analyzing of Albrecht Dürer's well-known engraving, the "Melencolia I" and the metaphysical relation of depression to inventive thought, this quantity can also be, as one Goodreads overview places it, "perfect for a person attracted to the Graeco-Roman idea of Kronos/Saturnus, within the Islamic Golden Age and the way nice physical/medical thinkers in Baghdad and nice non secular thinkers in Sevilla and Cordoba stored Greek traditions alive in the course of 1000 years of Catholic isolation, and in certainly wacky "nonfiction" ala Borges (the eternally recursive essay, the zahir, the good Argentine's personal obsession with the Qabbalah and its intermingling with Anglo-Saxon poetry)."
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