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John Donne: A Collection of Critical Essays
John Donne A Collection of Critical Essays Author:John Donne John Donne, the 17th century poetic genius who has captured an enthusiastic 20th century audience, has been variously regarded as mystic, cynic, sensualist, sardonic charmer, and rebel. — Critical opinions in this collection trace and clarify the changing literary attitudes toward John Donne. His passionate yet "metaphysical" poetry has influenc... more »ed strongly the work of contemporary masters as T.S. Elliot and William Butler Yeats.
Always inviting and always repaying appreciative interest, John Donne evokes in readers today a responce which brings exceptional significance to this volume. Among the articles are: Donne's Love Poetry - Herbert J.C. Grierson, "A Valediction: of Weeping" - William Empson, Donne's Relation to the Poetry of His Time - Mario Praz, The Language of Paradox: "The Canonization" - Cleanth Brooks, The Literary Value of Donne's Sermons - Evelyn M. Simpson« less