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By Erwin Panofsky, Raymond Klibansky, Fritz Saxl

A reprint of the unique, released in 1964 via Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd. committed on the whole to a interpreting of Albrecht Dürer's well-known engraving, the "Melencolia I" and the metaphysical relation of depression to creative thought, this quantity can be, as one Goodreads evaluate places it, "perfect for an individual attracted to the Graeco-Roman inspiration 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 forever recursive essay, the zahir, the good Argentine's personal obsession with the Qabbalah and its intermingling with Anglo-Saxon poetry)."

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