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Mod Lib The Complete Poetry & Selected Prose Of John Donne : Modern Library Classics - John Donne

Mod Lib The Complete Poetry & Selected Prose Of John Donne

Modern Library Classics

Paperback Published: 1st August 2001
ISBN: 9780375757341
Number Of Pages: 736

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This Modern Library edition contains all of John Donne's great metaphysical love poetry. Here are such well-known songs and sonnets as "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning," "The Extasie," and "A Nocturnall Upon S. Lucies Day," along with the love elegies "Jealosie," "His Parting From Her," and "To His Mistris Going to Bed." Presented as well are Donne's satires, epigrams, verse letters, and holy sonnets, along with his most ambitious and important poems, the Anniversaries. In addition, there is a generous sampling of Donne's prose, including many of his private letters; "Ignatius His Conclave, " a satiric onslaught on the Jesuits; excerpts from "Biathanatos, " his celebrated defense of suicide; and his most famous sermons, concluding with the final "Death's Duell." "We have only to read Donne]," wrote Virginia Woolf, "to submit to the sound of that passionate and penetrating voice, and his figure rises again across the waste of the years more erect, more imperious, more inscrutable than any of his time."

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"When Donne, whose muse on dromedary trots, Wreathe iron pokers into True-love knots."

Biographical Note
The Printer to the Understandersp. 3
Dedication to the Edition of 1650p. 5
Songs and Sonetsp. 8
Elegies and Heroicall Epistlep. 56
Epigramsp. 90
Satyresp. 94
Infinitati Sacrum (Metempsychosis)p. 114
Verse Letters to Severall Personagesp. 132
Epithalamions, or Marriage Songsp. 175
A Funerall Elegie and the First and Second Anniversariesp. 189
Epicedes and Obsequies Upon the Deaths of Sundry Personages and Epitaphsp. 221
Epitaphsp. 239
Divine Poemsp. 241
Latin Poems and Translationsp. 284
From Elegies Upon the Authorp. 288
From Juvenilia: Or Certaine Paradoxes, and Problemesp. 295
Paradoxesp. 295
Problemesp. 306
Characters, Essay, and Conceited Newesp. 310
Ignatius His Conclavep. 332
From Essayes in Divinityp. 371
From Lettersp. 377
From Devotions Upon Emergent Occasionsp. 421
From Sermons and Death's Duellp. 462
Notesp. 591
Index of Poetry Titlesp. 683
Index of Poetry First Linesp. 689
A Note on the Textp. 695
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ISBN: 9780375757341
ISBN-10: 0375757341
Series: Modern Library Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 736
Published: 1st August 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.3  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1