John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

by H. L. Meakin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198184557

ISBN-13: 9780198184553

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book examines some of Donne's figurations of the feminine in his lesser known poetry and prose, allowing a deeper appreciation of his rich and complex contribution. Using the cultural criticism of French feminist philosopher Luce Irigaray, Meakin shows how Donne's explorations of love, eroticism, friendship, and the divine in these sometimes startling works

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This book examines some of Donne's figurations of the feminine in his lesser known poetry and prose, allowing a deeper appreciation of his rich and complex contribution. Using the cultural criticism of French feminist philosopher Luce Irigaray, Meakin shows how Donne's explorations of love, eroticism, friendship, and the divine in these sometimes startling works are as relevant to our time as to his own.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198184553
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Oxford English Monographs Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Note to the Reader
Introduction
1. Donne's Domestic Muse: Engendering Poetry in the Early Verse Letters
2. 'The Desire for the Proximate': lesbian 'Likenesse' in 'Sapho to Philaenis'
3. 'The Mother in the hungry grave': Marriage, Murder, and the Maternal
4. He Sings the Body Electrum: Re-membering Elizabeth Drury
Coda
Bibliography
Index

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