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Introduction – Beginning Donne

Margret Fetzer

in John Donne's Performances: Sermons, Poems, Letters and Devotions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083440
eISBN:
9781781700051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083440.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter introduces John Donne, a writer whose work has been analysed for traces of his precise religious allegiances, noting that the current study has chosen some of Donne's poems and aims to ... More


Bright hair and brittle bones – Gothic affinities in metaphysical poetry

Ulrike Zimmermann

in Gothic Renaissance: A reassessment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088636
eISBN:
9781781706893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088636.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ulrike Zimmermann marks the link between death and desire (in religious and sexual terms) as one of the key features of ‘Gothic affinities in metaphysical poetry’. Her reading of Donne’s poetry ... More


John Donne's Performances: Sermons, Poems, Letters and Devotions

Margret Fetzer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083440
eISBN:
9781781700051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083440.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Ever since their rediscovery in the 1920s, John Donne's writings have been praised for their energy, vigour and drama – yet so far, no attempt has been made to approach and systematically define ... More


Thomas Middleton’s satires before and after the Bishops’ Ban

Rachel E. Hile

in Spenserian Satire: A Tradition of Indirection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088087
eISBN:
9781526121073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088087.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 5 considers two early works of Thomas Middleton with reference to the social and political context of the turn of the seventeenth century, with special attention to how the Bishops’ Ban of ... More


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