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Historia Amoris: A History of Love Ancient and Modern

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Not so much a chronicle of love as a reverie on eros throughout history and literature and mythology, this extraordinary 1906 volume is an all but lost work of Edgar Saltus, an unheralded innovator of creative nonfiction and one of the most astonishingly stylish writers of the early 20th century. With the wit of Wilde, the gloominess of Poe, and a decadence uniquely his ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published September 25th 2006 by Cosimo Classics (first published 1906)
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Edgar Evertson Saltus was an American writer known for his highly refined prose style. Saltus received a law degree from Columbia University in 1880.
Saltus wrote two books of philosophy, The Philosophy of Disenchantment and The Anatomy of Negation. Acclaimed by fellow writers in his day, Saltus fell into obscurity after his death.
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