John Donne: Man of Flesh and Spirit

John Donne: Man of Flesh and Spirit

by David Edwards
     
 

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Donne is best known as a poet of love, never describing physical beauty in detail but brilliantly able to recreate a man's experience of love's emotions and realities, but he is much else besides. He is a poet of the spiritual journey who in his power speaks to others in travail, a great preacher who soars into word-music and encapsulates complex theology in

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Donne is best known as a poet of love, never describing physical beauty in detail but brilliantly able to recreate a man's experience of love's emotions and realities, but he is much else besides. He is a poet of the spiritual journey who in his power speaks to others in travail, a great preacher who soars into word-music and encapsulates complex theology in illuminating epigrams.David Edwards ranges across all Donne's writings, including the critically neglected sermons, to produce a new and compelling portrait of this tortured and contradictory figure. As the tree's sap doth seek the root belowIn winter, in my winter now I go,Where none but thee, th'Eternal rootOf true Love, I may know.--JOHN DONNE

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Now retired from an academic and church career, Edwards explores aspects of the metaphysical poet that he finds others to have neglected. He emphasizes Dunne's (1572-1631) relationships with his wife and God, drawing heavily on the ten volumes of his sermons. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826451552
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/21/2001
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.36(d)

Meet the Author

David Edwards has retired but was previously Provost of Southwark Cathedral, a Fellow of All Souls College, Editor of the SCM Press, Dean of King's College, Cambridge, Sub-Dean of Westminster Abbey, Speaker's Chaplain in the Commons and Dean of Norwich.

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