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John Donne's Poetry
John Donne
0393960625
November 1991
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John Donne
John Donne
0753816504
Aug 2003
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Book Description
Go and catch a falling star.
Get with child a mandrake root.
Tell me, where all the past years are.
Or who cleft the devil's foot.
Teach me to hear mermaids singing.
Or to keep off envy's stinging.
And find
What wind
Serves to advance an honest mind.
--from "Song (Go and Catch a Falling Star)"


Selected Poems
John Donne
0486277887
Dec 1993
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Book Description
Rich selection of 73 works from the Songs and Sonnets, Elegies, Holy Sonnets and other verse forms by foremost English "metaphysical" poet. Included are "The Good Morrow," "The Canonization," "The Relic," "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning," "To His Mistress Going to Bed," "Death Be Not Proud," "Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward," "Hymn to God My God, in My Sickness" and many more. Note. Alphabetical lists of titles and first lines.


Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions And Death's Duel: With The Life Of Dr. John Donne By Izaak Walton
John Donne
0375705481
December 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and Death's Duel, one of the handsome series of Vintage Spiritual Classics, contains a rich collection of extraordinary writings, any one of which would be worth the price of the whole book. Andrew Motion's clear, accessible, entertaining, and erudite introduction explains the situation of both Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions--written in 1624, when Donne was feeble with a fever that doctors believed might kill him--and Death's Duel--Donne's final sermon at St. Paul's Cathedral, preached only a month before his death at age 59. Also included is Izaak Walton's The Life of Dr. John Donne, a spry and penetrating biography of the poet, written in 1640. And then there is the meat: both Devotions and Death's Duel show Donne at his very best--theatrical, humble, faithful, and doubting all at once....


Complete English Poems, the (Donne, John)
John Donne
0140422099
Aug 1977
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Selected Poems (Donne, John)
John Donne
0140424407
Mar 2007
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Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas
Manufactured by Orbis Books
1570755418
September 2004
Paperback
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Donne
John Donne
0140585184
Feb 1986
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Love Poems of John Donne
John Donne
0312499442
October 1982
Hardcover
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Book Description
John Donne's standing as one of the greatest poets in the English language is now thoroughly established, and critics such as T. S. Eliot and F. R. Leavis have found in Donne's poetry qualities profoundly responsive to the modern age. While Donne is famous for his religious poetry, his love poems are among the most beautiful ever written, and this collection brings them together for the first time.

Donne was a man who knew all the many faces of love-- physical passion, jealousy, rapture, grief and parting-- and possessed the genius to distill his experiences into poetry. The potency of his writing has lost none of its effect; Donne's love poetry taps the reservoir of feelings and emotions common to all human beings.

Before Donne was ordained as a priest in 1615, he wrote sonnets (such as "The Dream" and...


Love Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
Sheila Kohler (Editor)
0679429069
August 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
It has often been said that love, both sacred and profane, is the only true subject of the lyric poem. Nothing better justifies this claim than the splendid poems in this volume, which range from the writings of ancient China to those of modern-day America and represent, at its most piercing, a universal experience of the human soul.

Includes poems by John Donne, Christina Rossetti, W. H. Auden, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robert Graves, e. e. cummings, Dorothy Parker, William Shakespeare, Sappho, Bhartrhari, Anna Akhmatova, and W. B. Yeats, among many others.

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It has often been said that love, both sacred and profane, is the only true subject of the lyric poem. Nothing better justifies this claim than the splendid poems in this volume, which range from...


Selected Poetry
John Donne
0192834908
Nov 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
John Donne's love poetry is a magnetic mix of the soul singing, intellectual rigor, and the lascivious prod. Seductions abound, but go hand in hand with metaphors of science, discovery, and conquest: "License my roving hands, and let them go, / Behind, before, above, between, below. / O my America! my new-found-land, / My kingdom, safeliest when with one man manned ..." In "The Flea," the speaker even uses a revolting parasite to persuade his young woman to bed. Since the flea has bitten both of them already, he urges, why should they not commingle on a larger scale? But in one of Donne's trademark reversals, the argument fails when the woman squashes the offending insect.

"The Good Morrow" is a good deal more romantic, opening: "I wonder by my troth, what thou and I / Did, till we...



John Donne - The Major Works
John Donne
019284041X
Sept 2000
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Book Description
John Donne (1572-1631) is perhaps the most important poet of the seventeenth century, and has often been referred to as the founder of the metaphysical genre. His poetry is highly distinctive and individual, adopting a multitude of tones, images, forms, and personae. This collection of Donne's
verse includes a wide selection from both his secular and divine poems, including such well-known poems as "Air and Angels," "The Flea," the "Holy Sonnets", and "The Progress of the Soul." The poems are provided with full Notes and a useful Introduction to Donne's life and poetry.


John Donne
John Donne
0460879014
December 1989
Paperback
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Book Review
John Donne's love poetry is a magnetic mix of the soul singing, intellectual rigor, and the lascivious prod. Seductions abound, but go hand in hand with metaphors of science, discovery, and conquest: "License my roving hands, and let them go, / Behind, before, above, between, below. / O my America! my new-found-land, / My kingdom, safeliest when with one man manned ..." In "The Flea," the speaker even uses a revolting parasite to persuade his young woman to bed. Since the flea has bitten both of them already, he urges, why should they not commingle on a larger scale? But in one of Donne's trademark reversals, the argument fails when the woman squashes the offending insect.

"The Good Morrow" is a good deal more romantic, opening: "I wonder by my troth, what thou and I / Did, till we...



Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions
John Donne
0195041739
Apr 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
One of Donne's most important and haunting works in prose, Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions was composed in less than a month, during an illness that nearly cost the writer his life. Donne divided the book into twenty-three sections, each corresponding to a stage of his illness and each
consisting of a meditation, an expostulation, and a prayer. Filled with powerful images of mortality and immortality that have moved readers throughout the centuries, it provides a coherent spiritual message relevant not only to Donne's life but to the lives of all people.

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WHAT will not kill a man if a vapour will? How great an elephant, how small a mouse destroys! To die by a bullet is the soldier's daily bread; but few men die by hail-shot. A man is more worth than...


Five Seventeenth-Century Poets
John Donne
0195628004
Mar 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
This volume contains a very representative selection from the works of five leading seventeenth-century British poets: John Donne, George Herbert, Richard Crashaw, Henry Vaughan and Andrew Marvell. The general introduction reviews scholarship on the period since the beginning of the twentieth
century and suggests a provocative and unusual way of approaching the works of these poets. The bibliography is full and up-to-date. The work of each poet is preceded by an introduction to his life and work, and the poems have been thoroughly annotated. The editor's notes and commentaries display
high standards of scholarship and a knowledge of the latest critical thinking in the field. The book is likely to prove more useful--to the beginner as well as to the more advanced student--than any comparable anthology of...


Laura: Uncovering Gender and Genre in Wyatt, Donne, and Marvell
Barbara L. Estrin
0822315009
November 1994
Hardcover
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Elegies and the Songs and Sonnets
John Donne
019811835X
Jan 1965
Hardcover
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Book Description
Oxford Scholarly Classics is a new series that makes available again great academic works from the archives of Oxford University Press. Reissued in uniform series design, the reissues will enable libraries, scholars, and students to gain fresh access to some of the finest scholarship of the
last century.


Words for the Wedding: Creating Ideas for Choosing Using Hundreds Quotations to Personalize Your Vows, Toasts, Invitations and More
Wendy Paris
0399526528
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Nearly 2.5 million couples will walk down the aisle in 2001 and each couple will want to find the perfect words to make their wedding as eloquent as it is elegant. Fathers and mothers of brides and grooms, bestmen, maids of honor, friends, and family will want to find a creative way to express the sentiments of the day. This book will show them how.

With hundreds of classical and contemporary poems, quotes, quips, and blessings to choose from, no one involved in the wedding celebration will be at a loss for words. And, unlike other guides, Words for the Wedding takes readers beyond vows and explains (with examples) not only how to make a great toast but how to use quotes inventively for pre-wedding parties, invitations, receptions, and more! A must-have guide for anyone involved with a wedding.

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