The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne

The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne


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The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne by John Donne

This Modern Library edition contains all of John Donne's great metaphysical love poetry. Here are such well-known songs and sonnets as "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning", "The Extasie", and "A Nocturnall Upon S. Lucies Day," along with the love elegies "Jealosie", "His Parting From Her", and "To His Mistris Going to Bed". Presented as well are Donne's satires, epigrams, verse letters, and holy sonnets, along with his most ambitious and important poems, the Anniversaries.

In addition, there is a generous sampling of Donne's prose, including many of his private letters; B>Ignatius His Conclave, a satiric onslaught on the Jesuits; excerpts from Biathanatos, his celebrated defense of suicide; and his most famous sermons, concluding with the final "Death's Duell".

"We have only to read [Donne]," wrote Virginia Woolf, "to submit to the sound of that passionate and penetrating voice, and his figure rises again across the waste of the years more erect, more imperious, more inscrutable than any of his time."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394604404
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/12/1978
Pages: 594

About the Author

Denis Donoghue is University Professor and Henry James Chair of English and American Letters at New York University. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including, most recently, Words Alone: The Poet T.S. Eliot (Yale University Press).

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parisDP More than 1 year ago
Reading John Donne's poetry is both soothing and exciting. I've read his poetry when feeling sad and always feel better. Each or his poems can be read over and over, and you'll find something different each time. Donne is the best of the 17th century poets.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great summation of his major works. Great intro text with his secular works, Holy Sonnets, and sermons. The reader will see Donne's thematic development over his career, particularly the metaphysical and as the late Dr. Clements would argue his adventures in "contemplation and psychedelic" experiences.
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