John Donne: Man of Flesh and Spirit

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A&C Black, May 21, 2001 - Religion - 368 pages
Donne is best known as a poet of love, never describing physical beauty in detail but brilliantly able to recreate a man's experience of love's emotions and realities, but he is much else besides. He is a poet of the spiritual journey who in his power speaks to others in travail, a great preacher who soars into word-music and encapsulates complex theology in illuminating epigrams.David Edwards ranges across all Donne's writings, including the critically neglected sermons, to produce a new and compelling portrait of this tortured and contradictory figure. As the tree's sap doth seek the root belowIn winter, in my winter now I go,Where none but thee, th'Eternal rootOf true Love, I may know.--JOHN DONNE>
 

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Contents

The questions
3
At the dore
34
Winterseeming
63
Thou hast done
98
Thou hast not done
137
Deare honestie
158
Let my body raigne
193
Admyring her
244
The Trumpet
299
Further reading
351
Index of Writings
359
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David Edwards has retired but was previously Provost of Southwark Cathedral, a Fellow of All Souls College, Editor of the SCM Press, Dean of King's College, Cambridge, Sub-Dean of Westminster Abbey, Speaker's Chaplain in the Commons and Dean of Norwich.

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