John Donne's Poetry
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John Donne's Poetry by John Donne
Book DescriptionThe texts reprinted in this new Norton Critical Edition have been scrupulously edited and are from the Westmoreland manuscript where possible, collated against the most important families of Donne manuscripts-the Cambridge Belam, the Dublin Trinity, and the O'Flahertie-and compared with all seven seventeenth-century printed editions of the poems as well as all major twentieth-century editions. "Criticism" is divided into four sections and represents the best criticism and interpretation of Donne's writing: "Donne and Metaphysical Poetry" includes seven seventeenth-century views by contemporaries of Donne such as Ben Jonson, Thomas Carew, and John Dryden, among others; "Satires, Elegies, and Verse Letters" includes seven selections that offer social and literary context for and insights into Donne's frequently overlooked early poems; "Songs and Sonnets" features six analyses of Donne's love poetry; and "Holy Sonnets/Divine Poems" explores Donne's struggles as a Christian through four authoritative essays. A Chronology of Donne's life and work, a Selected Bibliography, and an Index of Titles and First Lines are also included.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393926484
(213mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2007
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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Author Biography - John Donne
Donald R. Dickson is Professor of English at Texas A&M University. He is the author of Tessera of Antilia: Utopian Brotherhoods & Secret Societies in the Early Seventeenth Century and The Fountain of Living Waters: The Typology of the Waters of Life in Herbert, Vaughn, and Traherne. He is co-editor of Of Paradise and Light: Essays on Henry Vaughn and John Milton in Honor of Alan Rudrum, and The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne: The Anniversaries, Epicedes, and Obsequies.
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