"When Donne, whose muse on dromedary trots, Wreathe iron pokers into True-love knots."
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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 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, his 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 more erect, more imperious, more inscrutable than any of his time."
Even though this book was used it is in great condition and not at all worn out! I have since ordered more used books from this company as I was very satisfied with my purchase.Published 15 months ago by Charlotte Chamberlain
One of poetry's giants. This book was a gift, so I only gave it a cursory look, but the recipient was overjoyed to have all his poetry in one place.Published on January 22, 2013 by Nancy McJennett
I bought this book because it was referenced in a book and movie I love, "84 Charing Cross Road". Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by Claudia47
above Penguin and Oxford's edition,
this book is a lover of mine.
The quality of the pages,
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John Donne wrote some of the most beautiful, intelligent, and passionate poetry in the English language! Read morePublished on September 10, 2010 by Fr. Charles Erlandson
This is the best collection of Donne poetry in its price range. It has all the poems and most of the prose you are likely to need for most classes that cover Donne. Read morePublished on May 7, 2009 by Thomas Evans
John Donne, the greatest poet to write in the English language.
John Donne's poetry cries truth from blood. Read more