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Of Paradise and Light : A Study of Vaughan's Silex Scintillans - E.C. Pettet

Of Paradise and Light

A Study of Vaughan's Silex Scintillans

Paperback Published: 14th April 2011
ISBN: 9780521157469
Number Of Pages: 228

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Mr Pettet's study of Henry Vaughan's mature masterpiece Silex Scintillans is in effect an introduction to the poet's whole work. It gives a careful analysis, with abundant quotation, of Vaughan's poetic qualities, showing his individuality, his affinities with other metaphysical poets, the nature of his own experience, and the definable influences on him (the Bible, Herbert's poetry, hermetic philosophy). From this combination of general discussion with detailed analysis of the greatest poems, the reader will grasp Vaughan's essential qualities and his worth.

The Shaping of the Poetry:
From within
The Bible
Herbert's poetry
Hermetic philosophy
The book of nature
Studies of Four Major Poems:
'Regeneration' - an interpretation
'The Morning-Watch'
'The Night'
'They are all gone into the world of light'
Some General Impressions:
Further notes on Vaughan's imagery
Vaughan's music
A rhetorical strain
The unity and continuity of Silex Scintillans
'Clouded Star'
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521157469
ISBN-10: 0521157463
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 14th April 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.3