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John Donne : A Literary Life - George Parfitt

John Donne

A Literary Life

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Published: 22nd February 1989
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John Donne's individuality has been heavily stressed in the twentieth century. This book recognises the individuality of Donne's writing, but aims to relate this to the particular circumstances of his life and to the pressures of the period in which Donne lived. Both his poetry and his prose are seen less in purely aesthetic terms, therefore, than as products of a difficult life lived at a difficult time.

Preface - 1572-1601: Biographical Outline; Aspiration; the Pattern Revolved; Satire and Environment; Poems and Women - 1601-1615: Biographical Outline; Aspiration and Frustration; Towards Ordination; Writings: Survey and Milieu; Poems and Women; Poems and God - 1615- 1632: Biographical Outline; Donne and Preaching; Doctrine; Sermons as Product; Depression and Death - Notes - An Appendix on Criticism of Donne's Writings - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333422137
ISBN-10: 0333422139
Series: Literary Lives
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 140
Published: 22nd February 1989
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 15