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By Erwin Panofsky, Raymond Klibansky, Fritz Saxl

A reprint of the unique, released in 1964 through Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd. committed by and large to a interpreting of Albrecht Dürer's well-known engraving, the "Melencolia I" and the metaphysical relation of depression to inventive suggestion, this quantity can also be, as one Goodreads evaluation places it, "perfect for somebody attracted to the Graeco-Roman suggestion of Kronos/Saturnus, within the Islamic Golden Age and the way nice physical/medical thinkers in Baghdad and nice spiritual thinkers in Sevilla and Cordoba stored Greek traditions alive in the course of 1000 years of Catholic isolation, and in surely wacky "nonfiction" ala Borges (the ceaselessly recursive essay, the zahir, the nice Argentine's personal obsession with the Qabbalah and its intermingling with Anglo-Saxon poetry)."

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