Desiring Donne: Poetry, Sexuality, Interpretation

Desiring Donne: Poetry, Sexuality, Interpretation

by Ben Saunders
     
 

Desiring Donne explores the dialectic of desire, re-evaluating both Donne's poetry and the complex responses it has inspired, from his earliest readers to his recent professional critics. Witty, erudite, theoretically engaged, but intensely readable, this study takes into account recent developments in the fields of historicism, feminism, queer theory, andSee more details below

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Desiring Donne explores the dialectic of desire, re-evaluating both Donne's poetry and the complex responses it has inspired, from his earliest readers to his recent professional critics. Witty, erudite, theoretically engaged, but intensely readable, this study takes into account recent developments in the fields of historicism, feminism, queer theory, and postmodern psychoanalysis, while offering dazzling close readings of many of Donne's most famous poems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674023475
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: The Desire of Criticism and the Criticism of Desire (Part I)

1. Donne's "Fore-Skinne": Desire and the Seventeenth-Century Reader

2. Donne's "Frendship": Desire, Convention, and Transgression

3. Donne's "Irregularity": Desired Measures

4. Difference and Indifference: Fantasies of Gender

5. All or Nothing: The Possibility of Love

Conclusion: The Desire of Criticism and the Criticism of Desire (Part II)

Postscript: Never Donne

Notes

Index

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