Of Paradise and Light: A Study of Vaughans Silex Scintillans by E. C. PettetOf Paradise and Light: A Study of Vaughans Silex Scintillans by E. C. Pettet

Of Paradise and Light: A Study of Vaughans Silex Scintillans

byE. C. Pettet

Paperback | April 14, 2011

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Mr Pettet's 1960 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.
Title:Of Paradise and Light: A Study of Vaughans Silex ScintillansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.51 inPublished:April 14, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521157463

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Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The Shaping of the Poetry: 1. From within; 2. The Bible; 3. Herbert's poetry; 4. Hermetic philosophy; 5. The book of nature; Part II. Studies of Four Major Poems: 6. 'Regeneration' - an interpretation; 7. 'The Morning-Watch'; 8. 'The Night'; 9. 'They are all gone into the world of light'; Part III. Some General Impressions: 10. Further notes on Vaughan's imagery; 11. Vaughan's music; 12. A rhetorical strain; 13. The unity and continuity of Silex Scintillans; 14. 'Clouded Star'; Index.