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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 stud ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Cambridge University Press
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John Donne is one of the most fascinating Metaphysical poets. His poetry on the subject of love is both beautiful and sensual – as is his work on religious topics.
Excerpt from A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning

“Dull sublunary lovers’ love
– Whose soul is sense – cannot admit
Of absence, ‘cause it doth remove
The thing which elemented it.
But we by a love so much refined,
That ourselves know not what it is,
Inter-assurèd of the mind,
Care less, eyes, lips and hands to miss.
Our two souls therefore,
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