Anatomy of Melancholy

Anatomy of Melancholy

Robert Wrigley


a strong new assortment from an award-winning poet Robert Wrigley has develop into one in all his generation's so much complete poets, well known for his irony, strength, and lucid type and for his skill to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses. Like its namesake—Robert Burton's seventeenth-century exam of human innovations and emotions—Wrigley's new assortment potential to envision our global during the lens of melancholia. From imagined warfare memorials to insomniac chickens; from Descartes' misplaced daughter to a dreaming tree; from King Kong to hurry Limbaugh; and from Anna Karenina to a guy named Lucy Doolin (short for Lucifer), those are poems that elegize and rejoice that almost all attractive, exasperating, joyous, depressing, and completely imperfect of all creatures—the man or woman.

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