Bring on more 17th-century English literature!
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Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy
Browne's Religio Medici
Florio's translation of Montaigne used by Shakespeare
My criticism of NYRB would be that they concentrate too much on somewhat obscure modern authors instead of neglected classic authors.
For example, I would LOVE to see NYRB volumes of Jeremy Taylor's Holy Dying
and Sir Walter Ralegh's History of the World, of which I've only read tantalizing excerpts
So far as I can tell, neither of these works has ever been issued in a modern paperback edition. (I'm not including those horrible facsimile editions listed on Amazon by Nabu, Kessenger, and the like.)
So come on, NYRB, please include a few more bona fide neglected classics in your line-up!
These translations were a huge influence upon the Elizabethan dramatists including Shakespeare. This volume would make a wonderful companion to the Florio translation of Shakespeare!
Heywood's translations were included in "Seneca: His Tenne Tragedies" published by Indiana University Press with a foreword by T. S. Eliot in the 1960s but that edition is very difficult to find (and very expensive used):
If you're interested in other works that influenced Shakespeare, like the translations of Florio and Heywood, this book is excellent, one of my favorite books to browse in recent years -- "Shakespeare's Books: A Dictionary of His Sources"
NYRB, please publish reader-friendly paperback editions of Jeremy Taylor's "Holy Dying" and Ralegh's "History of the World".
Both of these works easily transcend their age and speak directly to modern readers -- in other words, they're classics!