Verse And Poetics In George Herbert And John Donne

Author: Frances Cruickshank
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409404804
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Innovative and highly readable, this study traces George Herbert's and John Donne's development of a distinct poetics through close readings of their poetry, as well as letters, sermons, and prose treatises. In demonstrating a relationship between poetics and religious consciousness, Frances Cruickshank explores the poets' privileging of verse, and makes an important contribution to the ongoing scholarly dialogue about the nature of literary and cultural study of early modern England

John Donne

Author: Harold Bloom
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438115733
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Presents a critical analysis of some of the works of John Donne with a short biography.

Donne And The Resources Of Kind

Author: A. D. Cousins
Editor: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838639016
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"Donne and the Resources of Kind is the first book about Donne's writings to focus primarily on their relations to genre. Using historicist approaches to his work, the contributors study Donne's extreme self-consciousness in choosing and deploying genre, his various and calculated pursuit of distinctiveness when engaging with generic convention. Thus they suggest how his drawing on the resources of kind illuminates at once his own writings and their interactions with those of his literary predecessors and contemporaries. They suggest as well what his dealings with genre imply about his dealings with social and political authority in his world - for example, about his dealings with the courtly world and its ideologies, with specific patrons, with religious doctrine and controversy."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Selected Poems Donne

Author: John Donne
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141964820
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Regarded by many as the greatest of the Metaphysical poets, John Donne (1572-1631) was also among the most intriguing figures of the Elizabethan age. A sensualist who composed erotic and playful love poetry in his youth, he was raised a Catholic but later became one of the most admired Protestant preachers of his time. The Selected Poems reflects this wide diversity, and includes his youthful Songs and Sonnets, epigrams, elegies, letters, satires, and the profoundly moving Divine Poems composed towards the end of his life. From joyful poems such as 'The Flea', which transforms the image of a louse into something marvellous, to the intimate and intense Holy Sonnets, Donne breathed new vigour into poetry by drawing lucid and often startling metaphors from the world in which he lived. His poems remain among the most passionate, profound and spiritual in the English language.

John Donne

Author: John Carey
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571280781
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'Donne is perhaps the most intellectual of English poets, and John Carey is perhaps the most intelligent of contemporary English literary critics. The encounter, as one might expect, is fierce and enthralling... This book is sensitive, searching, powerful, exciting, provocative and witty. It is a superb achievement.' Christopher Hill, TLS John Donne: Life, Mind and Art is a unique attempt to see Donne whole. Beginning with an account of his life, it takes as its domain not only the whole range of the poetry, but also the sermons, the letters, the spiritual and controversial works, and such highly personal documents as the treatise on suicide. The result is a clearer picture than has hitherto emerged of one of the most intricate and compelling of literary personalities. 'The one book we have needed all along... A magnificent exercise in reappraisal. I have never read a critical work which reaches as deeply inside the mind of its subject.' Jonathan Raban, Sunday Times 'Carey's book is itself alive with the kind of energy it attributes to Donne.' Christopher Ricks, London Review of Books

Donne And The Politics Of Conscience In Early Modern England

Author: Meg Lota Brown
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004101579
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This work argues that casuistry provided an important resource for Donne and others caught in the welter of conflicting laws and religions in post-Reformation Europe. Focussing on Donne's works, the book also examines the political, historical, and theological discourses in which Donne's view of authority and interpretation took shape.

John Donne

Author: Stevie Davies
Editor: Writers and Their Work (Paperb
ISBN: 0746307381
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A powerfully written and accessible introduction to the full range of Donne's poetry which challenges the assumptions of traditional readings of his work. Raising a feminist challenge to the virility of his writing, Davies exposes the poet's misogyny and the emotional conflict and vulnerability which it reveals. This powerful book will offer new directions for the study of Donne's turbulent and brilliant intelligence.

John Donne

Author: John Donne
Editor: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809131600
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Here is a spiritual and literary exploration of the famed Renaissance poet (1572-1631) that looks at his life and work, the transformation of his writing from secular to spiritual, and his relation to modern critics.

Andrea Del Castagnos Zyklus Der Uomini Famosi Und Donne Famose

Author: Martina Hansmann
Editor: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783886605705
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John Donne Body And Soul

Author: Ramie Targoff
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226789780
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For centuries readers have struggled to fuse the seemingly scattered pieces of Donne’s works into a complete image of the poet and priest. In John Donne, Body and Soul, Ramie Targoff offers a way to read Donne as a writer who returned again and again to a single great subject, one that connected to his deepest intellectual and emotional concerns. Reappraising Donne’s oeuvre in pursuit of the struggles and commitments that connect his most disparate works, Targoff convincingly shows that Donne believed throughout his life in the mutual necessity of body and soul. In chapters that range from his earliest letters to his final sermon, Targoff reveals that Donne’s obsessive imagining of both the natural union and the inevitable division between body and soul is the most continuous and abiding subject of his writing. “Ramie Targoff achieves the rare feat of taking early modern theology seriously, and of explaining why it matters. Her book transforms how we think about Donne.”—Helen Cooper, University of Cambridge