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Devotions upon Emergent Occasions / Death's Duel by John Donne
Book DescriptionJohn Donne (1572-1631) is best known as the greatest English metaphysical poet. But there was another dimension to Donne's life and writing that, if less well known, is no less profound and beautiful. Born into an aristocratic Catholic family, Donne joined the Church of England at the age of twenty-one out of fear of persecution. At the age of forty-three, he gave up his preoccupations with secular prestige and devoted himself utterly to religion. It was eight years later when, battered with fever, the deaths of his beloved wife, several of his children, and many dear lifelong friends, he composed Devotions upon Emergent Occasions . There is both trauma and great drama in this extended meditation on the meaning of mortality, the possibility of salvation, and the true nature of the passage of eternal life. With a new introduction by poet and biographer Andrew Motion, one of the most revered books of Christian devotion speaks to us again of the higher aspirations of man and the always-present possibility of a relationship with God. This long out of print edition also contains Donne's last sermon, "Death's Duel" as well as the short colorful biography of him written by his contemporary Izaak Walton.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375705489
(202mm x 134mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John Donne
Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, Hardback (September 2016)
Based on an exhaustive study of the manuscripts and printed editions in which Donne's poems have appeared, this book presents edited critical texts of the five canonical satires and "Metempsychosis" and details the genealogical history of each accompanied by a thorough prose discussion.
Selected Prose, Paperback (May 2015)
Presents a selection of John Donne's most powerful prose. In this title, he explores the metaphysical collision between poetry and religion, suicide and duty, the secular and the spiritual that characterized his times.
Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, Paperback (January 2015)
Originally published in 1923, this book contains an edition of John Donne's Devotions, which were first printed in 1624.
Sermons XV and LXVI, Paperback (January 2013)» View all books by John Donne
Originally published in 1921, this volume contains two sermons by John Donne on the theme of death and resurrection.
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