Congratulations to Stephen Greenblatt, winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Nonfiction November 18, 2011
In May 2012, NYRB Classics will publish Sir Thomas Browne’s Religio Medici and Urne-Burial, edited and introduced by Stephen Greenblatt and Ramie Targoff. Thomas Browne was an English Renaissance author and physician who wrote about both Christian spirituality and medicine. Religio Medici, is an assessment of his relationships with both his medical profession and his Christian faith. Browne also wrote about philosophy, as one can read in Urne-Burial, a meditation on mortality. Greenblatt and Targoff’s extensive introduction and rich annotations will surely further illuminate what is already an enlightening read.