George Herbert: His Religion and Art

George Herbert: His Religion and Art


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532654527
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 08/23/2018
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Joseph H. Summers, Sr. (1920-2003) was the Roswell S. Burrows Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Rochester and an internationally respected authority on Renaissance literature. He was especially known for his work on seventeenth-century poet George Herbert and for his critical studies of John Milton. Summers also wrote significantly on Shakespeare, John Donne, and other writers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

His other publications include: Muse's Method: An Introduction of Paradise Lost; The Heirs of Donne and Jonson; Dreams of Love and Power: On Shakespeare's Plays; The Lyric and Dramatic Milton; Selected Poems of Marvell; and Selected Poems of George Herbert.

Table of Contents


I Time and The Temple 11

II The Life 28

III Religion 49


IV The Conception of Form 73

V The Proper Language 95


VI The Poem as Hieroglyph 123

VII Verse and Speech 147

VIII Music 156

IX Allegory and the Sonnet: A Traditional Mode and a Traditional Form 171

X Conclusion 185

Appendix A 'The Temple Explained and Improved' 191

Appendix B Bacon and Herbert 195

Notes 199

Index 239

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