Thomas Browne

Biography

(1605-1682)

Essays by Thomas Browne

Of affection

United souls are not satisfied with embraces, but desire to be truly each other.

Of death

In expectation of a better, I can with patience embrace this life; yet, in my best meditations, do often defy death

Of God in nature

There are two books from whence I collect my divinity. Besides that written one of God, another of his servant, nature.

Of life

There is surely a piece of divinity in us; something that was before the elements.

Of toleration

Where we desire to be informed, ’tis good to contest with men above ourselves.
Patrick Madden's New Book
Quotidiana by Patrick Madden

Quotidiana site founder Patrick Madden has just published a book of his own personal essays, including pieces formerly published in the Best American Spiritual Writing and Best Creative Nonfiction anthologies. If you enjoy the classical essays on this site, you'll enjoy these contemporary ruminations as well. Soon there'll be a web page here with further information, but for now, you can find out more (and perhaps purchase a copy) at Amazon.com.

"Patrick Madden is an essayist of verve, passion, wit, and dependable moral compass. Quotidiana drew me in powerfully, from page to page and from pleasure to pleasure." —Ian Frazier

2011 Symposium on the Essay
Welcome Table Press Symposium on the Essay

Friend of Quotidiana Kim Dana Kupperman's Welcome Table Press is hosting a one-day symposium at Fordham University on Saturday, October 15th, 2011. In Praise of the Essay: Practice & Form will feature talks and discussions by Phillip Lopate, Robin Hemley, Barbara Hurd, and more.

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