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A 400th anniversary edition of one of the most inventive metaphysical poets, this compilation features the work of Richard Crashaw, one of the most emulated poets of his day, and famous for experimenting with the metaphor. A great inspiration for many modern poets, including T. S. Eliot, Crashaw's emergence as a poet at the University of Cambridge is through these ethereal and touching these poems. This account often explores Crashaw's faith and changing relationship with God.

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Overview

A 400th anniversary edition of one of the most inventive metaphysical poets, this compilation features the work of Richard Crashaw, one of the most emulated poets of his day, and famous for experimenting with the metaphor. A great inspiration for many modern poets, including T. S. Eliot, Crashaw's emergence as a poet at the University of Cambridge is through these ethereal and touching these poems. This account often explores Crashaw's faith and changing relationship with God.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780902145573
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/28/1979
  • Series: Fyfield Series
  • Pages: 90

Meet the Author

Richard Crashaw was born in London in 1613, the son of a Puritan priest. He was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and then began to publish religious poetry and to teach at Cambridge University. However, his conversion to Roman Catholicism led to his removal from Cambridge and forced him into exile. He died in 1649, supposedly poisoned, in Italy. Robin Holloway is a writer, an editor, and a composer. He is the author of On Music: Essays and Diversions 1963-2003 and Essays & Diversions II, and a former columnist of the Spectator magazine.
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