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John Donne and Contemporary Poetry

Essays and Poems

Editors: Herz, Judith Scherer (Ed.)

  • Synthesizes original poetry with essays in order to present a rich reflection of Donne's effect on contemporary literature
  • Unites perspectives from renowned authors and poets of diverse nationalities and academic backgrounds
  • Provides an original approach to Donne studies
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About this book

This collection of poems and essays by both poets and scholars explores how John Donne’s writing has entered into the language, the imagination, and the navigation of erotic and spiritual desires and experiences of twentieth- and twenty-first-century writers. The chapters chart a winding path from a description of the Donne and Contemporary Poetry Project at Fordham University to an encounter with the Holy Sonnets to a set of modern holy sonnets and then through the work of a poet who used Donne’s Devotions on Emergent Occasions to chart his own dying. There are further poems on sickness and recovery, an essay on Donne and disease that brings in the work of an Australian poet, and several chapters of poems with various Donnean echoes. Of the final four chapters, one places Donne in relation to another poet and one to the Psalms, followed by two chapters on Donne’s speech figures and his poetics.

About the authors

Judith Scherer Herz is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Concordia University. She has written on Donne, Milton, Shakespeare, and other early modern writers, including essays on Donne and twentieth- and twenty-first-century poetry. She has also written on Bloomsbury writers, including several books on E. M. Forster as well as articles on Forster and on Leonard Woolf.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: Listening for, Looking for Donne

    Herz, Judith Scherer

    Pages 1-7

  • The History of the Donne and Contemporary Poetry Project

    Dubrow, Heather

    Pages 9-14

  • On the Road with Donne: An Idiosyncratic Pilgrimage

    Phillips, Carl

    Pages 15-27

  • Per Fretum Febris: The Diseased Body in John Donne and Brett Foster

    Johnson, Kimberly

    Pages 29-46

  • Seven Poems

    Johnson, Kimberly

    Pages 47-53

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55300-9
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55299-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
John Donne and Contemporary Poetry
Book Subtitle
Essays and Poems
Editors
  • Judith Scherer Herz
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55300-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55300-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55299-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 221
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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