March 2020

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My mistress Melancholy Mary Ann Lund, associate professor in Renaissance English literature at the University of Leicester in the UK, discusses Robert Burton (1577-1640) and his The Anatomy of Melancholy, “the most pervasive and elusive of Renaissance diseases.” “One of the great achievements of The Anatomy of Melancholy is to draw together the collective wisdom …

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Celebrate International Women’s Day!

In honor of International Women’s Day, here are some suggested books about women: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot  Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin Woman As Healer by Jeanne Achterberg Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine …

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6 Degrees of Separation

6 Degrees of Separation: From “Wolfe Island” to “Me”

It’s time for another adventure in Kate’s 6 Degrees of Separation Meme from her blog, Books Are My Favourite and Best. We are given a book to start with, and from there we free associate six books. This month we begin with Lucy Treloar’s Wolfe Island. According to Amazon, this novel is not available in the …

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