Synopses & Reviews
Featuring more erotic and libertine poems, more political poems, and more poems by women, this newly revised selection of poems by the greatest poets of the seventeenth century offers a generous sampling of John Donne as well as poems by George Herbert, John Milton, Anne Bradstreet, Richard Crashaw, Henry Vaughan, Andrew Marvell, the Earl of Rochester, and many more.
- Includes chronology, suggestions for further reading, explanatory notes, and indexes of titles and of first lines
Spanning the Elizabethan age to the Restoration and beyond, Metaphysical poetry reacted to a time of stratling progress, scientific discovery and deep religious uncertainty.
About the Author
Colin Burrow is director of studies in English and reader in Renaissance and comparative literature at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
Christopher Ricks is professor of humanities at Boston University and most recently author of Dylan’s Visions of Sin.