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The ‘Motion in Corruption’ of Donne's Anniversaries

Anne Cotterill

in Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261178
eISBN:
9780191717598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261178.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter addresses the eccentric length and aggressive narrator of Donne's Anniversaries (1612). Donne uses the public occasion of lamenting a deceased girl he never knew to anatomize his own ... More


Commemorative Strategies

Jessica Martin

in Walton’s Lives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270157
eISBN:
9780191683930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270157.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

As John Donne articulated during a sermon, the congregation should evaluate their own worth through looking into the ‘paines’ experienced by their commentators or essentially through textual value. ... More


He Sings the Body Electrum: Re-membering Elizabeth Drury

H. L. Meakin

in John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184553
eISBN:
9780191674297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the epitaph, elegy, and the poem Anniversaries, An Anatomy of the World written by John Donne on the occasion of Elizabeth Drury's death. It suggests that these works map out ... More


Hannah Arendt

Sonja Boos

in Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany: Toward a Public Discourse on the Holocaust

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453601
eISBN:
9780801471957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453601.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Hannah Arendt's ultimately futile efforts at revealing herself in the realm of the public against the backdrop of her concept of “self-revelation.” It first reads Uwe Johnson's ... More


The Intelligence that Moves: Donne, Goodere, and Conway, 1610–1615

Daniel Starza Smith

in John Donne and the Conway Papers: Patronage and Manuscript Circulation in the Early Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199679133
eISBN:
9780191802812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679133.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter, the first systematic examination of Goodere’s manuscripts, reveals a concentration of texts that date from 1613. It argues that this was a crucial year in the ambitions of Donne, ... More


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