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The Progress of the Soul : The Interior Career of John Donne
The Progress of the Soul The Interior Career of John Donne Author:Richard E. Hughes8.25 As an historical fact, Donne is certainly of his own age, but as an artist, he is distinctly ours, and his voice is a very clear voice today. With close textual analysis and a broad knowledge of philosophy and theology, Professor Hughes shows that Donne the dandy, Donne the indigent, Donne the revolutionary, Donne the inquirer is very much a man... more » of modern sensibilities, often horrified by events, inventive in his escapes, touched by loneliness and strengthened by faith. As man and poet, John Donne emerges from this book a superb expression of the metaphysical mind of the Seventeenth Century and of the embattled mind of the Twentieth.
Richard E. Hughes teaches Renaissance poetry in general and John Donne's in particular at Boston College, where he is Professor of English and Chairman of the Department. He wrote this book over a period of thirteen years.« less