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John Donne

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Unparalleled in scope, this important volume provides the most comprehensive selection to date of Donne's works. In addition to the poems, it contains excerpts from all the prose writings, including such unfamiliar items as Donne's private letters, his comic onslaught on the Jesuits, Ignatius His Conclave, and his defense of suicide in Biathanotos. In addition, Carey prese ...more
Paperback, 528 pages
Published December 6th 1990 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1000)
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Jul 23, 2014 Alicia Duff rated it it was amazing
The poems are full of unexpected metaphors, original imagery, and startling paradoxes. Donne creates poems detailing ideal love.

I really enjoyed reading poems he wrote during a time of forced separation from his lover instructing her not to mourn during their time apart.

His love poems are said to be his early work, and his “Holy Sonnets” his later work. Donne’s most highly regarded verses are his “Songs” and “Sonnets”.

One of my favorites, was Valediction Forbidding Mourning. He does his best des
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John Donne was an English poet, preacher and a major representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. His works are notable for their realistic and sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially as compared to that of ...more
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