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This collection of specially written essays offers a comprehensive introduction to John Donne - the pre-eminent metaphysical poet, and one of the greatest lyric poets of all time, whose intellect and irreverent wit has left a mark and influence on English poetry. An invaluable guide for both student and teacher, the essays offer the most up-to-date scholarship and introduce students to the current thinking and debates about Donne. Special features include a chronology; a meditation on Donne by the contemporary novelist A. S. Byatt; and an extensive bibliography of editions and criticism.

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An invaluable guide for both student and teacher, this collection of specially written essays offers the most up-to-date scholarship and introduces students to the current thinking and debates about John Donne - the pre-eminent 'metaphysical' poet, and one of the greatest lyric poets of all time.

Synopsis:

Sixteen new essays, written by an international array of leading scholars and critics, cover Donne's poetry (erotic, satirical, devotional) and his prose (including his Sermons and occasional letters). Providing studies of his text as well as setting them in the historical and cultural context of early modern England, this Companion's up-to-date scholarship introduces students to current issues of debate, and gives them a means to better understand and appreciate John Donne's literary achievements.

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A collection of sixteen essays giving a comprehensive guide to the work of John Donne.

About the Author

Achsah Guibbory is Professor of English at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of The Map of Time: Seventeenth-Century English Literature and Ideas of Pattern in History (1986), Ceremony and Community from Herbert to Milton: Literature, Religion, and Cultural Conflict in Seventeenth-Century England (1998), and has written numerous articles on seventeenth-century English literature and culture, and on John Donne. Her essay on Donne's Elegies, published in ELH (1990), was winner of the award from the John Donne Society for distinguished publication.

Table of Contents

Chronology; 1. Donne's life: a sketch Jonathan F. S. Post; 2. The text of Donne's writings Ted-Larry Pebworth; 3. The social context and nature of Donne's writing: occasional verse and letters Arthur F. Marotti; 4. Literary contexts: predecessors and contemporaries Andrew Hadfield; 5. Donne's religious world Alison Shell and Arnold Hunt; 6. Donne's political world Tom Cain; 7. Reading and rereading Donne's poetry Judith Herz; 8. Satirical writing: Donne in shadows Annabel Patterson; 9. Erotic poetry Achsah Guibbory; 10. Devotional writing Helen Wilcox; 11. Donne as preacher Peter McCullough; 12. Donne's language: the conditions of communication Lynne Magnusson; 13. Gender matters: the women in Donne's poems Ilona Bell; 14. Facing death Ramie Targoff; 15. Donne's afterlife Dayton Haskin; 16. Feeling thought: Donne and the embodied mind A. S. Byatt; 17. Select bibliography L. E. Semler.

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dpapaiah, January 18, 2007 (view all comments by dpapaiah)
The Cabridge Companion to John Donne is a one of the most important books written on the poet John Donne. The language is simple and clear. Even the graduate student can understand. Abstract ideas like metaphysical conceits are explained in simple terms. Every student of literature should posses a copy of this book. This books helps the students and lecturers to understand John Donne and his contribution to English Literature.
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ISBN:
9780521540032
Editor:
Guibbory, Achsah
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Guibbory, Achsah
Author:
Guibbory, Achsah
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Donne, John
Subject:
Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Donne, John - Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
Publication Date:
20060231
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TRADE PAPER
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Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 b/w illus.
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8.94x5.94x.75 in. 1.13 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An invaluable guide for both student and teacher, this collection of specially written essays offers the most up-to-date scholarship and introduces students to the current thinking and debates about John Donne - the pre-eminent 'metaphysical' poet, and one of the greatest lyric poets of all time.
"Synopsis" by , Sixteen new essays, written by an international array of leading scholars and critics, cover Donne's poetry (erotic, satirical, devotional) and his prose (including his Sermons and occasional letters). Providing studies of his text as well as setting them in the historical and cultural context of early modern England, this Companion's up-to-date scholarship introduces students to current issues of debate, and gives them a means to better understand and appreciate John Donne's literary achievements.
"Synopsis" by , A collection of sixteen essays giving a comprehensive guide to the work of John Donne.
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