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2.0 out of 5 stars Overrated, 14 July 2007
This review is from: Selected Writings (Paperback)
Sir Thomas Browne's writing strikes me as one the ultimate examples of the valuing of style over content. The prose is dense, difficult to read, sometimes lovely, but mostly boring, and the content is often fairly trite. It doesn't seem worth expending the energy and concentration required to read him when there are so many other equally difficult writers around who are just as fine and more rewarding to read. If you feel like reading some English Literature from the rennaissance read Shakespeare, or Milton, or Richard Burton, or Francis Bacon, or John Donne, but give this a miss. I was mislead by Thomas De Quincy, Virginia Woolf and Jorge Luis Borges' love for him.
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Selected Writings by Sir Thomas Browne (Paperback - 24 April 2003)
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