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The Cambridge Companion to John Donne

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Jonathan F. S. Post, Ted-Larry Pebworth, Arthur F. Marotti, Andrew Hadfield, Alison Shell, Arnold Hunt, Tom Cain, Judith Herz, Annabel Patterson, Achsah Guibbory, Helen Wilcox, Peter McCullough, Lynne Magnusson, Ilona Bell, Ramie Targoff, Dayton Haskin, A. S. Byatt, L. E. Semler
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  • Date Published: February 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521832373

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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 students to current issues of debate, and gives them a means to better understand and appreciate John Donne's literary achievements.

    • The first comprehensive companion to Donne's writings
    • Covers multiple perspectives, including scholarship by historians
    • Includes a meditation on Donne by the contemporary novelist A. S. Byatt
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    "A model reference."
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    "The editor and her colleagues have produced an exceptionally useful book, making this just the latest in one of the best series of scholarly volumes ever conceived and published by any academic press."
    -Robert C. Evans, Auburn University Montgomery, Ben Jonson Journal

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    • Date Published: February 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521832373
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Chronology
    1. Donne's life: a sketch Jonathan F. S. Post
    2. The text of Donne's writings Ted-Larry Pebworth
    3. The social context and nature of Donne's writing: occasional verse and letters Arthur F. Marotti
    4. Literary contexts: predecessors and contemporaries Andrew Hadfield
    5. Donne's religious world Alison Shell and Arnold Hunt
    6. Donne's political world Tom Cain
    7. Reading and rereading Donne's poetry Judith Herz
    8. Satirical writing: Donne in shadows Annabel Patterson
    9. Erotic poetry Achsah Guibbory
    10. Devotional writing Helen Wilcox
    11. Donne as preacher Peter McCullough
    12. Donne's language: the conditions of communication Lynne Magnusson
    13. Gender matters: the women in Donne's poems Ilona Bell
    14. Facing death Ramie Targoff
    15. Donne's afterlife Dayton Haskin
    16. Feeling thought: Donne and the embodied mind A. S. Byatt
    17. Select bibliography L. E. Semler.

  • Editor

    Achsah Guibbory, Columbia University, New York
    Achsah Guibbory is Professor of English at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of The Map of Time: Seventeenth-Century English Literature and Ideas of Pattern in History (1986), Ceremony and Community from Herbert to Milton: Literature, Religion and Cultural Conflict in Seventeenth-Century England (1998), and has written numerous articles on seventeenth-century English literature and culture, and on John Donne. Her essay on Donne's Elegies, published in ELH (1990), was winner of the award from the John Donne Society for distinguished publication.

    Contributors

    Jonathan F. S. Post, Ted-Larry Pebworth, Arthur F. Marotti, Andrew Hadfield, Alison Shell, Arnold Hunt, Tom Cain, Judith Herz, Annabel Patterson, Achsah Guibbory, Helen Wilcox, Peter McCullough, Lynne Magnusson, Ilona Bell, Ramie Targoff, Dayton Haskin, A. S. Byatt, L. E. Semler

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