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The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne Free download Ç 9 S celebrated defense of suicide; and his most famous sermons concluding with the final Death's Duell We have only to read Donne wrote Virginia Woolf to submit to the sound of that passionate and penetrating voice and his figure rises again across the waste of the years erect imperious inscrutable than any of his tim. I d read some poems by Donne before but it s amazing reading all his collected poems and being able to appreciate how consistently good they are at least the sonnets and elegies which stand up being compared to those of Shakespeare They re erudite but accessible although the edition I read didn t regularize the spelling and frankly I think you only gain in readability if that s modernized and can t see what you d lose unless you have a scholarly interest Almost all the Songs and Sonets and Elegies and Historical Epistle that begin the Poetry section are love poetry but they really run the gamut in tone They re all witty and clever and some are passionate and gorgeously romantic Among those I particularly loved The Good Morrow The Sun Rising and Canonization Others though are outrageous but funny The Flea or bawdy Love s Progress or surprisingly sensual even erotic To His Mistress Coming to Bed Some are irreverent cynical even misogynist and I m not sure at times whether to take as tongue in cheek such humorous verse as Go and Catch a Falling Star Woman s Constancy or the last lines of Love s Alchemy Hope not for mind in women at their best sweetness and wit they are but Mummy possessed However so many of the love poems seem to so strongly imply mutual love based on a respect for the beloved it s hard to take seriously Donne s sometimes twitting of the female sex And reading his prose which often speaks on topics concerning women somehow doesn t clarify but only complicates the issue I have to admit grinning though at his epigram A Self Accuser Your mistress that you follow whores still taxeth you Tis strange that she should thus confess it though t be trueThe best of the poetry are definitely amazing five star reads but I wasn t enchanted by all of his poetry I can t say I found any of the Satyres or Verse Letters all that winning The next section in which I could say I could list favorites were among his Holy Sonnets which included XVII At the round earth s imagin d corners the famous X Death Be Not Proud and XIV Batter my heart three perso d God The believing Christian may find the section of Divine Poems even appealing but even an unbeliever like me could appreciate their brilliance and passion as every bit as extraordinary as the love poetry All in all I d rate the poetry section about four or even four and half stars in terms of how much I loved them despite some I wasn t taken with But then there s Donne s prose It was moving or at least interesting reading some of his letters that dealt with his marriage and there s the famous Meditation 17 From Devotions upon Emergent Occasions with its famous no man is an island passage But I have to admit I found most of the prose works a true slog I soon was skimming It s not that I couldn t see there was a first rate mind still at work But in the end I m not a believing Christian and the bulk of his prose works half of them in the book are sermons deal with very esoteric and dated religious issues I just couldn t care less about and I m the kind of person who actually read Lewis Mere Christianity from beginning to end and counts Dante a favorite So unless a reader has a scholarly interest in 17th century Christian theology I d find it hard to believe they would find reading these prose works interesting in the same way as for instance Montaigne s Essays written in the century before Donne which range wider in their topics and are still relevant and accessible to the modern reader So unless you re a Donne scholar or have a particular interest in his times you might actually be best off seeking a book with a selection of his poetry rather than this comprehensive collection of his works of both his poetry and prose Promise Canyon passionate and Lawman's Perfect Surrender penetrating voice and his figure rises again across the waste of the years erect imperious inscrutable than any of his tim. 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The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne Free download Ç 9 This Modern Library edition contains all of John Donne's great metaphysical love poetry Here are such well known songs and sonnets as A Valediction Forbidding Mourning The Extasie and A Nocturnall Upon S Lucies Day along with the love elegies Jealosie His Parting From Her and To His Mistris Going to Bed Presented as. Here s where I started as a Freshman at Amherst College an enthusiasm for verse I did not entirely comprehend a classmate of mine Schuyler Pardee and I went to our wonderful professor G Armour Craig with a proposal Could we perhaps translate Donne for modern students He was genial did not laugh at us though our project never got off the drawing board Perhaps he recommended further courses I cannot recall What I do recall is that my classmate was one of the dozen fellow poets in my class but he also was the first person I knew to commit suicide a few years after graduation When I got to U MN grad school I took Leonard Unger s 17C English Poets seminar wherein we read Donne and his heirs I wrote on Herbert and Andrew Marvell the latter I later pursued in my PhD This Critical Age Deliberate Departures from Literary Conventions in 17C English Verse advised by Leonard Unger When I told him I wanted to write on Marvell Leonard suggested the broader topic which proved so fruitful to me Though one might not know it from his criticism especially in American lit like TS Eliot Leonard Unger I considered a professor of comparative literature For example his good friend Saul Bellow and he once composed during lunch at the U MN Faculty Club on the top floor of the Student Union a verse translation of the first lines of the Wasteland in Yiddish At a postdoctoral seminar at Princeton I first encountered the Donne First Edition 1633 I was befuddled like its first readers by the intermix of body bawdy and religious poems Having just completed my dissertation which noted Donne s having lifted The Indifferent wholesale from Ovid As IIiv among the things Donne borrows is his shocking and dramatic shift of pronouns from third to second person I can love her and her and you and you Ovid has sive aliua est and six lines later sive es docta then a couplet later back to third person est uae then back to you tu uia tam longa esline 33 He took his surprising shifting of tones from distant connoiseur to precipitant lecher his dramatic pyrotechnics In my community college teaching career I would recite a couple of Donne s poems from memoryhis Song Go and catch a falling star illustrating adunata the catalog of impossibilities and sometimes his holy sonnet At the round earth s imagined corners blow Your trumpets Angels and arise arise Now for your delectation an adunata list of impossibilities Go and catch a falling star Get with child a mandrake root Tell me where all past years are Or who cleft the Devil s foot Teach me to hear mermaid s singing Or to keep off Envy s stinging Or find What wind Serves to advance and honest mindNote an Impossibility for an Honest Mind to advance even true now four centuries later with criminals international money launderers in Federal offices including we suspect the Launderer in Chief if Putin then the Chief Launderer s buddy It may also be true in academics to my relief an explanation of how my advancement has come pretty late In grad school another of Leonard Unger s students was advanced because he flattered a different declining professor uoted him verbatim to his face on his PhD orals The early onset professor admired his own insights from a student s mouth and advanced him to a job at his own graduate institution Princeton I was very happy to get a community college job where I spent 40 years engaging the heart of America hygienists nurses firemen police teachers actors movie house directors managers of restaurants and cultural performance centers

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The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne Free download Ç 9 Well are Donne's satires epigrams verse letters and holy sonnets along with his most ambitious and important poems the Anniversaries In addition there is a generous sampling of Donne's prose including many of his private letters; Ignatius His Conclave a satiric onslaught on the Jesuits; excerpts from Biathanatos hi. John Donne s poetry is fantastcally beautiful I could live for days in the worlds his words create in my mind The depths of emotion Donne has made me feel and the uestions about myself religion love and loss he has forced me to ask are the most basic yet also the most profound Donne is much than his uotable texts look beyond the island and you will find the man


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    Summary The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne John Donne ↠ 9 Download Summary ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ John Donne When I was thirteen I wanted two things for Christmas John Donne's poetry and a bottle of Chantilly cologne; my eldest brother Dick gave me both The Chantilly is long gone but the book has been by my side and within reach all my life wherever I have lived and traveled I know it's heretical but I love Donne's poetry than Shakespeare's Sonnets There are many editions of Donne but I love this 1952 Modern Library for its pre

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