John Donnes Poetry by Wilbur SandersJohn Donnes Poetry by Wilbur Sanders

John Donnes Poetry

byWilbur Sanders

Paperback | February 28, 1975

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In this 1975 text, Dr Sanders approaches John Donne, beginnings with his arresting voice; individual and often puzzling. He asks of the live poetry and religious poetry alike, where is Donne speaking his own voice, when is he adopting a persona, what is the effect of his irony? And, he goes on, what affects us as true and fine when is Donne the prey of his own manner and self-irony; when is he conventionally amorous, cynical or pious? From this consideration Dr Sanders returns with a central body of poems which he considers great and unique. Many readers of Donne ask themselves uncomfortably whether their admiration is merely fashionable, or their dissatisfaction merely a reaction against fashion. Dr Sanders's calm examination proceeds from a disinterested wish to to find what is admirable, but not to lose sight of common-sense judgements exemplified in the past by Johnson.
Title:John Donnes PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.39 inPublished:February 28, 1975Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521099099

ISBN - 13:9780521099097

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Table of Contents

A note on texts; 1. 'Combinations of confused magnificence' - Donne and Dr Johnson; 2. 'Heterogenous ideas' and 'unexpected truth' - Paradoxes and Problemes, Satyres, Elegies; 3. 'Ingenious absurdity' and the 'more noble and more adequate conception' - Songs and Sonets I 4. 'Natural and new...though not obvious...just' - Songs and Sonets II; 5. 'Analytick attempts' - Songs and Sonets III; 6. Divinity, love and wonder - Holy Sonets, 'A litanie', Anniversaries; 7. The religion of the natural man - Hymnes; Index.