John Donne

John Donne

This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode.

Author: John Donne

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019284041X

Category: Poetry

Page: 488

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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Donne's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by rarely published letters and extracts from Donne'ssermons - to give the essence of his work and thinking.John Donne (1572-1631) is today celebrated as one of the greatest of the metaphysical poets, whose verse was daringly original and whose use of imagery and conceits marked a new, intellectual approach to poetry. His Satires, Elegies, and Songs and Sonnets, which contain his most famous love poems,were complemented by his religious writing, both verse and prose. He was one of the most renowned preachers of his day, and this volume does equal justice to the full range of his work. In addition to nearly all his English poetry this volume includes over 130 extracts from Donne's sermons, aswell as the full text of his last sermon, 'Death's Duel'. A distinguishing feature of the selection is that the works are arranged in the chronological order of their composition.
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The Collected Poems of John Donne

The Collected Poems of John Donne

John Donne's poetry is marked by a scientific colloquial directness and a complex, even tortured, intelligence.

Author: John Donne

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1853264008

Category: Poetry

Page: 368

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John Donne's poetry is marked by a scientific colloquial directness and a complex, even tortured, intelligence. It falls into two classes. There is the early ironic and erotic poetry that contains some of the finest English love poetry and also his later, religious poetry.
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John Donne

John Donne

Presents a critical analysis of some of the works of John Donne with a short biography.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438115733

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Presents a critical analysis of some of the works of John Donne with a short biography.
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John Donne s Poetry

John Donne s Poetry

A Chronology, Selected Bibliography, Index of Titles, and Index of First Lines are also included."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: John Donne

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393926486

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 439

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A Chronology, Selected Bibliography, Index of Titles, and Index of First Lines are also included."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Complete Poems of John Donne

The Complete Poems of John Donne

This edition aims to present the text of all his known poems, from the epigrams, songs and satires written for fellow young men about town, to the more mature verse-epistles and memorial elegies written for his patrons.

Author: Robin Robbins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317862048

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Poems of John Donne is one volume paperback edition of the poems of John Donne (1572-1631) based on a comprehensive re-evaluation of his work from composition to circulation and reception. Donne’s output is tremendously varied in style and form and demonstrates his ability to exercise his rhetorical capabilities according to context and occasion. This edition aims to present the text of all his known poems, from the epigrams, songs and satires written for fellow young men about town, to the more mature verse-epistles and memorial elegies written for his patrons. The Longman Annotated English Poets series traditionally aims to present poems in chronological order; in this edition, however, the principle has been observed only within generic sections. This organisation reproduces the manner in which Donne’s original readers first encountered the poems in the various manuscripts of his elegies and satires that circulated in Donne’s lifetime. Volume One contains the Epigrams, Verse Letters to Friends, Love Lyrics, Love Elegies and Satires; Volume Two contains the religious poems, Wedding Celebrations, Verse Epistles to Patronesses, Commemorations, and the Anniversaries. The lyrics have been arranged alphabetically for ease of reference and because, in all but a few cases, precise date of composition is impossible to determine. Each poem has extensive editorial commentary designed to put the twenty-first century reader in possession of all that is necessary fully to appreciate Donne’s work. A substantial headnote sets each poem in its historical and literary context, while the annotations give detailed guidance on the wealth of classical and religious allusions and give full representation to the literary, historical and philosophical culture out of which the poems grew. In keeping with the traditions of the series, Donne’s own text has been modernised in punctuation and spelling except where to do so would alter or disrupt a rhyme.
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The unique position of John Donne s metaphysical love poetry in Renaissance poetry

The unique position of John Donne s metaphysical love poetry in Renaissance poetry

Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Duisburg-Essen (Department of Anglophone Studies), course: A Survey of British Literature, language: English, ...

Author: Saleem Arif

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668273245

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Duisburg-Essen (Department of Anglophone Studies), course: A Survey of British Literature, language: English, abstract: As the title of this paper suggests this paper claims that Donne's metaphysical love poetry takes a unique position in Renaissance literature. Hence this paper aims at revealing and highlighting main themes and characteristics of Donne's love poetry. However, the focus will be on Donne's metaphysical love poetry. That is why the paper will start with defining what metaphysical poetry is and what its key features are. These preliminaries will be followed by the main analysis. In order to prove the main thesis of the unique position of Donne's love poetry the erotic and highly metaphysical poem 'The Flea' is chosen to be examined as a representative example. But at first I will have a closer look at the poem in terms of content, language and style. Afterwards the paper will close with a concluding comparison of the characteristics of Donne's metaphysical love poetry (found in 'The Flea') to popular Elizabethan poetry.
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John Donne and the Metaphysical Poets

John Donne and the Metaphysical Poets

Presents a collection of critical essays about the works of John Donne and other metaphysical poets.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438134383

Category: English poetry

Page: 273

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Native Americans have produced some of the most powerful and lyrical literature ever written in North America. This volume examines some of the finest Native American writers, including Joy Harjo, Louise Erdrich, James Welch, Sherman Alexie, N. Scott Momaday, Samsom Occom, Zitkala-aa, and Leslie Marmon Silko. Yale literature professor Harold Bloom introduces this new edition, which also features a bibliography, a chronology, and an index for easy reference. This title in the Bloom's Modern Critical Views series presents a well-rounded critical portrait of an influential group of writers by examining their body of work through eight to 12 full-length essays.
Categories: English poetry

John Donne Coterie Poet

John Donne  Coterie Poet

This study employs socio-historical and psychoanalytic methods to examine this poetry as work designed for readers to respond in knowledgeable ways to a complex interplay of literary text and social context.

Author: Arthur F. Marotti

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781556356773

Category: Poetry

Page: 394

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Arthur F. Marotti has produced the first systematic study of John Donne's poetry as coterie literature, offering fresh interpretations of the poems in their biographical and sociohistorical contexts. It will be of interest and value to students and scholars of English Renaissance literature, to critics interested in the application of revisionist history to literary study, and to those concerned with the processes by which literature became institutionalized in the early modern period. Donne treated poetry as an avocation, restricting his verse to carefully chosed readers: friends, acquaintances, patrons, and the woman he later married. This study employs socio-historical and psychoanalytic methods to examine this poetry as work designed for readers to respond in knowledgeable ways to a complex interplay of literary text and social context. Marotti argues that it is necessary to relate literary language to the languages of social, economic, and political transactions and to define the social and ideological affiliations of literary genres and modes. After setting Donne's practice in the framework of the sixteenth-century systems of manuscript literary transmission, Marotti treats the verse chronologically and according to audience, paying particular attention to the rhetorical enactment of the author's relationships to peers and superiors through the conflicting styles of egalitarian assertion, social iconoclasm, and deferential politeness. Marotti relates the poetry to Donne's contemporary prose, discussing the author's choice of various literary forms in the context of his sociopolitical life as well in terms of the shift from Elizabethan to Jacobean rule, the latter change resulting in a realignment of genres within the culture's literary system. He reads Donne's formal satires, humanist verse letters, erotic elegies, and commentary epistles aware of the social coordinates of those particular genres, and defines the markedly different circumstances to which Donne's libertine, courtly, satiric, sentimental, complimentary, and religious lyrics individually belonged. Marotti deals also with Donne's inventive mixing of genres in both shorter and longer poems. Marotti's groundbreaking work offers new models of historical interpretation of Donne's poetry, complementing previous formalist, intellectual-historical, and literary-historical readings. It particularly highlights the importance of attending to the socioliterary conditions of literature designed for manuscript transmission rather than for publication, work that includes, for example, much of the lyric poetry of Renaissance England.
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John Donne Holy Sonnets

John Donne Holy Sonnets

The nineteen poems that comprise John Donne's Holy Sonnets are works of anxiety and spiritual crisis.

Author: John Donne

Publisher: Vicarage Hill Press

ISBN: 9781502773388

Category: Poetry

Page: 38

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The nineteen poems that comprise John Donne's Holy Sonnets are works of anxiety and spiritual crisis. Most of the sonnets are thought to have been written between 1609 and 1611 but were not published until two decades later—two years after Donne's death. The Holy Sonnets explore the poet's fear and trembling when faced with the realisation of his mortality and self-described unworthiness as a recipient of God's grace and mercy. Donne's poems navigate through his doubts in search of a divine comfort and assurance in the hope of salvation and eternal life. With an introduction by poet John Daniel Thieme.
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Poems 1633

Poems  1633

Author: John Donne

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002347832

Category: English poetry

Page: 406

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Categories: English poetry

Poetry of Contemplation

Poetry of Contemplation

This is the first systematic and thorough study of mysticism or contemplation in these three seventeenth-century poets and in three modern writers.

Author: Arthur L. Clements

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079140126X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

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This is the first systematic and thorough study of mysticism or contemplation in these three seventeenth-century poets and in three modern writers. It not only clarifies the very confused issue of mysticism in seventeenth-century poetry but also connects seventeenth-century poets with modern literature and science through the contemplative tradition; from the Bible and Plato and Church fathers and important mystics of the Middle Ages through Renaissance and modern contemplatives. The transformative and redemptive power of contemplative poetry or "holy writing" (regardless of genre or discipline) is prominent throughout the book, and the relevance, indeed the vital necessity, of such poetry and of the living contemplative tradition to our apocalyptic modern world is discussed in the last chapter. In this chapter, attention is given to modern science, especially to the new physics, and to philosophical and mystical writings of eminent scientists.
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The Divine Poems

The Divine Poems

A scholarly edition of poems by John Donne. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.

Author: John Donne

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198118368

Category: Poetry

Page: 147

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This classic edition of Donne's Divine Poems contains an extensive and invaluable critical apparatus by Helen Gardner.
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John Donne

John Donne

The present volume collects the known evidence of Donne's reputation as a poet,
and of the reputation of his poems, down to the 1880s. ... General discussions of
metaphysical poetry are not included unless they directly refer to Donne.

Author: A. J. Smith

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415604499

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne

The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne

The Divine Poems John Donne Jeffrey S. Johnson. Richards, Bernard. 1982. “
Donne's 'Twickenham Garden' and the Fons Amatoria.” RES 33.130:180–83.
Richards, I. A. 1929. Practical Criticism: A Study of Literary Judgement, 42–50.

Author: John Donne

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253050397

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1016

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Based on an exhaustive study of the manuscripts and printed editions in which these poems have appeared, the eighth in the series of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne presents newly edited critical texts of thirteen Divine Poems and details the genealogical history of each poem, accompanied by a thorough prose discussion. Arranged chronologically within sections, the material is organized under the following headings: Dates and Circumstances; General Commentary; Genre; Language, Versification, and Style; the Poet/Persona; and Themes. The volume also offers a comprehensive digest of general and topical commentary on the Divine Poems from Donne's time through 2012.
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The Cambridge Companion to John Donne

The Cambridge Companion to John Donne

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Author: Achsah Guibbory

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521832373

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Neoplatonist notions of love and their overcoming in John Donne s poems

Neoplatonist notions of love and their overcoming in John Donne   s poems

Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Augsburg, language: English, abstract: The aim of this term paper is to examine how John Donne broke with the ...

Author: Sophie Barwich

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783346013200

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 14

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Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Augsburg, language: English, abstract: The aim of this term paper is to examine how John Donne broke with the Petrarchan tradition in English Renaissance poetry by openly alluding to sexuality while still including Neoplatonist and other Renaissance influences in his poetry. To this end, a look at some relevant aspects of Donne’s life and views will be followed by an overview on Neoplatonist and Petrarchan influences on English Renaissance poetry and its dealing with love and sexuality. An analysis of two of Donne’s poems illustrate the contrasting directions his poetry takes towards religious, spiritual and Neoplatonist ideas on the one and the allusion to sexuality on the other hand. Among the poets of the English Renaissance, John Donne is one of the most original and innovative one, with a collection of poems that even have a modernist touch in them. One of the things that makes John Donne’s poetry so intriguing is its mixture of Neoplatonist or religious notions that had a great impact in English Renaissance poetry and the description of eroticism, physicality and sexuality that does not fit into the poetry marked by the Neoplatonism that followed the tradition of the Renaissance role model Petrarch and was very common at the time.
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