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Songs and Sonnets

Author : John Donne
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"Songs and Sonnets" from John Donne. English poet, satirist, lawyer and a cleric in the Church of England (1572-1631).

Song and sonnets Canzoni e sonetti

Author : John Donne
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John Donne, uno dei massimi poeti inglesi, visse tra la seconda metà del XVI secolo e la prima metà del XVII secolo: epoca di grandi fermenti e di intensi scambi. È un poeta che esprime, meglio di tanti altri, le tensioni della sua età e l’esigenza di allungare lo sguardo sulla vita, la cultura e la letteratura del Continente europeo, in particolare, dell’Italia, della Francia e della Spagna, paesi visitati dal poeta. John Donne, che non aveva reciso del tutto le radici medioevali, avvertì, inevitabilmente, gli effetti dell’impatto col pensiero scientifico e critico della nuova cultura rinascimentale, profondamente segnata dal naturalismo telesiano, dal De Revolutionibus Orbium coelestium (1543), in cui Niccolò Copernico propone il sistema eliocentrico, in opposizione a quello geocentrico di Tolomeo e, nel campo della ricerca filosofica, dall’empirismo, teorizzato da Francis Bacon nel suo Novum Organum del 1621, che afferma l’importanza, ai fini della conoscenza, della percezione sensoriale, vagliate dalla critica dell’intelletto. Punto terminale di tale processo è il razionalismo di Descartes (XVII secolo), che afferma la funzione del pensiero come attività. zIl XVII secolo, in cui forti sono ancora la coscienza e la cultura medievali, è un periodo nevralgico per la storia della civiltà inglese: il passaggio all’età moderna non è più procrastinabile. Nel campo della poesia è, appunto, John Donne che rompe, definitivamente, gli argini, accostando la Fede a certe verità obiettive, ad esempio, all’amore. Tale scelta fa emergere il conflitto tra passione e ragione, certamente, motivo di turbamento della coscienza dell’individuo; ma, d’altro canto, come si fa a pensare alla vita, prescindendo dall’amore e dalla passione, che sono verità connaturali all’essere? E John Donne, esaltando e valorizzando quest’ultima connotazione, risolve il dissidio a suo modo e, perciò, intreccia i temi dello spirito e dei sensi, e lo fa con assoluta naturalezza e senza reticenze. Lo spirito del Medioevo non si è, però, ancora spento, e il poeta si rende conto che certe questioni possono toccare la suscettibilità dell’individuo e, perciò, egli affronta tali argomenti con sincerità e chiarezza, ma da poeta autentico ed esperto, ricorre, con grande perizia, ad una pedagogia molto efficace, che non disdegna l’uso di strumenti di notevole effetto e suggestione, consolidati, ormai, nella poesia, come l’emblematismo, la similitudine, l’allegoria, la metafora. E l’esito è, in molti casi, straordinario, tale da garantire a John Donne un posto di assoluto preminenza nella letteratura non solo inglese.

The Songs and Sonnets of John Donne

Author : John Donne
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The Elegies and The Songs and Sonnets

Author : John Donne
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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.

This Dialogue of One

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The Songs and Sonnets

Author : John Donne
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John Donne s Songs and Sonnets

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Miscellaneous poems songs and sonnets Elegies Epithalamions or marriage songs Satires Epigrams The progress of the soul Notes

Author : John Donne
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The Songs and Sonets of John Donne

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There may be no finer edition of Donne's Songs and Sonets than Redpath's annotated volume. Out of print for a decade, it is reprinted here in its second, revised edition. The book's twofold origin is evident on every page of commentary: it arises partly from a life of scholarship and partly from Redpath's experiences as a teacher.

A Cognitive Approach to John Donne s Songs and Sonnets

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Investigations into how the brain actually works have led to remarkable discoveries and these findings carry profound implications for interpreting literature. This study applies recent breakthroughs from neuroscience and evolutionary psychology in order to deepen our understanding of John Donne's Songs and Sonnets.

The Elegies

Author : John Donne
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The Elegies and the Songs and Sonnets

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John Donne

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Presents a critical analysis of some of the works of John Donne with a short biography.

John Donne Body and Soul

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For centuries readers have struggled to fuse the seemingly scattered pieces of Donne’s works into a complete image of the poet and priest. In John Donne, Body and Soul, Ramie Targoff offers a way to read Donne as a writer who returned again and again to a single great subject, one that connected to his deepest intellectual and emotional concerns. Reappraising Donne’s oeuvre in pursuit of the struggles and commitments that connect his most disparate works, Targoff convincingly shows that Donne believed throughout his life in the mutual necessity of body and soul. In chapters that range from his earliest letters to his final sermon, Targoff reveals that Donne’s obsessive imagining of both the natural union and the inevitable division between body and soul is the most continuous and abiding subject of his writing. “Ramie Targoff achieves the rare feat of taking early modern theology seriously, and of explaining why it matters. Her book transforms how we think about Donne.”—Helen Cooper, University of Cambridge

John Donne

Author : John Donne
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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Donne's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by rarely published letters and extracts from Donne'ssermons - to give the essence of his work and thinking.John Donne (1572-1631) is today celebrated as one of the greatest of the metaphysical poets, whose verse was daringly original and whose use of imagery and conceits marked a new, intellectual approach to poetry. His Satires, Elegies, and Songs and Sonnets, which contain his most famous love poems,were complemented by his religious writing, both verse and prose. He was one of the most renowned preachers of his day, and this volume does equal justice to the full range of his work. In addition to nearly all his English poetry this volume includes over 130 extracts from Donne's sermons, aswell as the full text of his last sermon, 'Death's Duel'. A distinguishing feature of the selection is that the works are arranged in the chronological order of their composition.

Selected Poetry

Author : John Donne
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John Donne (1572-1631) is perhaps the most important poet of the seventeenth century. In his day it seemed to his admirers that Donne had changed the literary universe, and he is now widely regarded as the founder of the metaphysical 'school'. Donne's poetry is highly distinctive and individual, adopting a multitude of rhythms, images, forms, and personae, from irresistible seducerto devout believer. His greatness stems from the subtleties and ambivalences of tone that convey his remarkably modern awareness of the instability of the self. This collection of Donne's verse is chosen from the Oxford Authors critical edition of his major works. It includes a wide selection from his secular and divine poems, such as the rebellious and libertine satires and love elegies, the virtuoso Songs and Sonnets, and the desperate, passionate HolySonnets. John Carey's introduction and extensive notes provide valuable insights into Donne's poetic genius.

Collected Poems of John Donne A Valediction Forbidding Mourning 57 other Songs and Sonnets

Author : John Donne
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This carefully crafted ebook: “Collected Poems of John Donne - A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning + 57 other Songs and Sonnets " is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Content: A Valediction Forbidding Mourning; The Flea; The Good-Morrow; Song : Go and catch a falling star; Woman's Constancy; The Undertaking; The Sun Rising; The Indifferent; Love's Usury; The Canonization; The Triple Fool; Lovers' Infiniteness; Song : Sweetest love, I do not go; The Legacy; A Fever; Air and Angels; Break of Day; [Another of the same] [Break of Day]; The Anniversary; A Valediction of my Name, in the Window; Twickenham Garden; Valediction to his Book; Community; Love's Growth; Love's Exchange; Confined Love; The Dream; A Valediction of Weeping; Love's Alchemy; The Curse; The Message; A Nocturnal upon Saint Lucy's Day; Witchcraft by a Picture; The Bait; The Apparition; The Broken Heart; The Ecstacy; Love's Deity; Love's Diet; The Will; The Funeral; The Blossom; The Primrose; The Relic; The Damp; The Dissolution; A Jet Ring Sent; Negative Love; The Prohibition; The Expiration; The Computation; The Paradox; Song: Soul's joy, now I am gone; Farewell to Love; A Lecture Upon the Shadow; A Dialogue Between Sir Henry Wotton and Mr. Donne; The Token; Self-Love "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" is a metaphysical poem written in 1611 or 1612 for his wife Anne before he left on a trip to Continental Europe. "A Valediction" is a 36-line love poem that was first published in the 1633 collection Songs and Sonnets, two years after Donne's death. Based around the idea of two parting lovers, the poem is notable for its use of conceits and heavy allegory to describe the couple's relationship. John Donne was an English poet, satirist, lawyer and priest. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially compared to that of his contemporaries.

Elements of the Dramatic Monologue in John Donne s Songs and Sonets

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Selected Poems

Author : John Donne
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Selection of 73 poems by the English metaphysical poet: "The Good Morrow," "The Canonization," "The Relic," "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning," "To His Mistress Going to Bed," "Death Be Not Proud," more. Note.

The Collected Poems of John Donne

Author : John Donne
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John Donne's poetry is marked by a scientific colloquial directness and a complex, even tortured, intelligence. It falls into two classes. There is the early ironic and erotic poetry that contains some of the finest English love poetry and also his later, religious poetry.