A Paperback edition by John Donne in English (May 15, 2015)
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This volume-presented in the original spelling, with all its inconsistencies-reproduces the text of Poems by J.D. With Elegies on the Authors Death, published in 1633, two years... Read more
This volume-presented in the original spelling, with all its inconsistencies-reproduces the text of Poems by J.D. With Elegies on the Authors Death, published in 1633, two years after Donne's death. Very little of Donne's poetry had been published during his lifetime but it was much prized and many manuscript copies survive from the period, although only one is in the author's hand. This first edition of Poems by J.D. remains a monument and-unusually for posthumous publications of this kind-very little of the contents was not Donne's work, only two poems having been incorrectly attributed.
From joyful poems such as "The Flea", which transforms the image of a louse into the intimate and intense Holy Sonnets, the author breathed vigour into poetry by drawing lucid and often startling metaphors from the world in which he lived.
This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Donne's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by rarely published letters and extracts from Donne's sermons - to give the essence of his work and thinking.
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John Donne (1572-1631) was an English Jacobean poet, preacher and a major representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. His works are notable for their realistic and sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially...
A new selection of John Donne's verse, prepared by the editor of The Oxford Authors edition, with full notes and a useful introduction. John Donne is perhaps the most important poet of the seventeenth century, and has often been referred to as the founder of the metaphysical genre.
Contains the complete English poems of John Donne. The detailed notes explain unfamiliar words, clarify obscure references, and refine grammatical complexities. The book begins with an introduction to the poet and his times, including a bibliography of over 750 items.
Regarded by many as the greatest of the Metaphysical poets, John Donne (1572-1631) was also among the most intriguing figures of the Elizabethan age. This title includes his youthful songs and sonnets, epigrams, elegies, letters, satires, and the profoundly moving "Divine Poems" composed towards the end of his life.
It has been argued that no poet has been more wilfully contradictory than John Donne, whose works forge unforgettable connections between extremes of passion and mental energy. From satire to tender elegy, from sacred devotion to lust, he conveys an astonishing range of emotions and poetic moods.
Holy Sonnets by John Donne are a series of nineteen poems originally written in 1609-1610 and have been tied to Donne's conversion to Anglicanism. These poems of John Donne have become some of his most highly regarded and most popular works.
Included are Holy Sonnet 10 ("Death be not Proud") and Holy Sonnet 14 ("Batter my heart, three-person'd God; for you").
The major seventeenth-century English poet between Shakespeare and Milton, Donne is chiefly celebrated as a love poet. All these genres are represented in this volume, together with a selection from his prayers, letters and sermons, presenting a complete portrait of a great poet an an extraordinary man.
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