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John Donne in the Nineteenth Century

Dayton Haskin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212422
eISBN:
9780191707216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212422.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In 1906, having been assigned Izaak Walton's Life of Donne to read for his English class, a Harvard freshman heard a lecture on the long disparaged ‘metaphysical’ poets. Years later, when an ... More


Introduction: The Singularity of the Self and its Revelation

Robert Ellrodt

in Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117384
eISBN:
9780191670923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117384.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book is about seven metaphysical poets: John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Richard Crashaw, Andrew Marvell, Edward Herbert, and Thomas Traherne. It focuses on the structures which ... More


New Perceptions of Time and Space?

Robert Ellrodt

in Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117384
eISBN:
9780191670923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117384.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The 17th century was a period of transition traversed by crosscurrents, and the originality of the English metaphysical poets proceeded from the very diversity of their modes of thought. Alongside ... More


Conclusion

Robert Ellrodt

in Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117384
eISBN:
9780191670923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117384.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Examined from a structural point of view the modes of thought, imagination, and sensibility of the seven metaphysical poets studied in this book evidence a formal coherence reflected in the ... More


The Slow Emergence of Self-Consciousness

Robert Ellrodt

in Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117384
eISBN:
9780191670923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117384.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The metaphysical poets display various modes of self-awareness, which may, however, be distributed around two poles: the ‘self-consciousness’ of John Donne and George Herbert, and the ... More


A Coney Island of the Madrigal: Wert and Marenzio

Susan McClary

in Modal Subjectivities: Self-Fashioning in the Italian Madrigal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234932
eISBN:
9780520929159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234932.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The madrigalists examined thus far—Philippe Verdelot, Jacques Arcadelt, Adrian Willaert, and Cipriano de Rore—differ considerably from one another in their priorities, but share a commitment to ... More


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