John Donne

Overview

John Donne's poems are some of the most challenging and stimulating in the English literary heritage. One of the Renaissance's most human voices, his reputation as a poet has grown steadily since his death in 1631, fueled by poets like Coleridge, Browning, and T.S. Eliot. This book looks at the entire range of his poetic output, from the erotic to the divine, from satires to sonnets. Through detailed analysis of a large number of individual poems, most reproduced complete, Donne's intellectual vitality and unique...

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Overview

John Donne's poems are some of the most challenging and stimulating in the English literary heritage. One of the Renaissance's most human voices, his reputation as a poet has grown steadily since his death in 1631, fueled by poets like Coleridge, Browning, and T.S. Eliot. This book looks at the entire range of his poetic output, from the erotic to the divine, from satires to sonnets. Through detailed analysis of a large number of individual poems, most reproduced complete, Donne's intellectual vitality and unique poetic voice is entertainingly explored.

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Nutt (English, City of London School) looks at the entire range of Donne's poetic output, from the erotic to the divine, from satires to sonnets. Through detailed analysis of a large number of individual poems, most reproduced complete, Donne's intellectual vitality and unique poetic voice are fully explored. Readers are guided in skills and techniques of close textual analysis to build insight into Donne's style, themes, and concerns. Includes sections on Donne's life and work and a comparison of major critical views. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312225230
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Series: Analysing Texts Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Nutt is Teacher in English at City of London School.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: Analyzing John Donne's Poetry
• Elegies and Lust
• Satire
• Intensity of Love
• Confusion and Doubt
• The Poet and Mortality
• From Secular to Divine
• Divine Poetry
Part II: The Context and the Critics
• John Donne's Life and Works
• The Critical History
• Contemporary Critical Views

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