The Cambridge Companion to John Donne by Achsah GuibboryThe Cambridge Companion to John Donne by Achsah Guibbory

The Cambridge Companion to John Donne

EditorAchsah Guibbory

Paperback | February 20, 2006

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Sixteen new essays, written by an international array of leading scholars and critics, cover Donne's poetry (erotic, satirical, devotional) and his prose (including his Sermons and occasional letters). Providing studies of his text as well as setting them in the historical and cultural context of early modern England, this Companion's up-to-date scholarship introduces students to current issues of debate, and gives them a means to better understand and appreciate John Donne's literary achievements.
Achsah Guibbory is Professor of English at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of The Map of Time: Seventeenth-Century English Literature and Ideas of Pattern in History (1986), Ceremony and Community from Herbert to Milton: Literature, Religion, and Cultural Conflict in Seventeenth-Century England (1998), and has w...
Title:The Cambridge Companion to John DonneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:February 20, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521540038

ISBN - 13:9780521540032

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Table of Contents

Chronology; 1. Donne's life: a sketch Jonathan F. S. Post; 2. The text of Donne's writings Ted-Larry Pebworth; 3. The social context and nature of Donne's writing: occasional verse and letters Arthur F. Marotti; 4. Literary contexts: predecessors and contemporaries Andrew Hadfield; 5. Donne's religious world Alison Shell and Arnold Hunt; 6. Donne's political world Tom Cain; 7. Reading and rereading Donne's poetry Judith Herz; 8. Satirical writing: Donne in shadows Annabel Patterson; 9. Erotic poetry Achsah Guibbory; 10. Devotional writing Helen Wilcox; 11. Donne as preacher Peter McCullough; 12. Donne's language: the conditions of communication Lynne Magnusson; 13. Gender matters: the women in Donne's poems Ilona Bell; 14. Facing death Ramie Targoff; 15. Donne's afterlife Dayton Haskin; 16. Feeling thought: Donne and the embodied mind A. S. Byatt; 17. Select bibliography L. E. Semler.

Editorial Reviews

"The editor and her colleagues have produced an exceptionally useful book, making this just the latest in one of the best series of scholarly volumes ever conceived and published by any academic press."
-Robert C. Evans, Auburn University Montgomery, Ben Jonson Journal