John Donne

John Donne

by Joe Nutt
     
 

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

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312225230
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Series:
Analysing Texts Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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

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