Devotions upon Emergent Occasions

Devotions upon Emergent Occasions

by John Donne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195041739

ISBN-13: 9780195041736

Pub. Date: 04/28/1987

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

One of Donne's most important and haunting works in prose, Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions was composed in less than a month, during an illness that nearly cost the writer his life. Donne divided the book into twenty-three sections, each corresponding to a stage of his illness and each consisting of a meditation, an expostulation, and a prayer. Filled with powerful…  See more details below

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One of Donne's most important and haunting works in prose, Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions was composed in less than a month, during an illness that nearly cost the writer his life. Donne divided the book into twenty-three sections, each corresponding to a stage of his illness and each consisting of a meditation, an expostulation, and a prayer. Filled with powerful images of mortality and immortality that have deeply moved readers throughout the centuries, it provides a coherent spiritual message relevant not only to Donne's life but to the lives of all people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195041736
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1987
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacev
Preface to the Oxford Editionvii
Abbreviationsxi
Introductionxiii
IThe Illness and the Occasionxiii
IIMeditation and Metaphysicsxix
IIISeventeenth-Century Copiesxl
IVThe Editionsxliv
VThe Textlii
Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions1
Commentary129
Selective Bibliography188

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