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The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne

The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne

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Add This - The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne

Written by John DonneAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by John Donne
Edited by Charles M. CoffinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Charles M. Coffin
Introduction by Denis DonoghueAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Denis Donoghue

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: August 14, 2001
  • Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-75734-1 (0-375-75734-1)
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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."

"When Donne, whose muse on dromedary trots, Wreathe iron pokers into True-love knots."