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Selected Poems: Donne
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John Donne Ilona Bell
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Selected Poems: Donne

John Donne Ilona Bell Christopher Ricks


9780140424409

Penguin Classics


Poetry;
Poetry by individual poets


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336 pages

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The first poet in the world in some things', is how John Donne was described by his contemporary Ben Jonson. Yet it is only this century that Donne has been indisputably established as a great poet - and even, many feel, the greatest love poet of them all. Jonson went on to remark that 'That Donne, for not keeping of an accent, deserved hanging', yet Donne's rhythms, once thought 'unmusical' are now recognized as the natural rhythms of the speaking voice; his 'eccentricity' as a complex self-doubt; his 'obscurity' the reflection of a brilliantly learned and allusive mind. Poets such as Eliot and Empson have found Donne's poetry profoundly attuned to our modern age, while Yeats' glowing comment will always be true- 'the intricacy and subtlety of his imagination are the length and depth of the furrow made by his passion.

By:   John Donne
Edited by:   Ilona Bell
Series edited by:   Christopher Ricks
Imprint:   Penguin Classics
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   247g
ISBN:   9780140424409
ISBN 10:   0140424407
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   July 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

John Donne (1572-1631) was the most outstanding of the English Metaphysical Poets and a churchman famous for his spellbinding sermons. Ilona Bell is Professor of English Literature at Williams College, Massachusetts. She has published widely on Renaissance literature and is the author of several books on Donne, his courtship, and his love poetry.

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