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Seventeenth Century Poetry

The schools of Donne & Jonson
8 chapters with many poems in each chapter

edited by Hugh Kenner

Copyright 1964 published by Holt, Rhinehart & Winston, USA
510 pages. Card cover. 212mm by 135mm by 25mm.

John Donne was an English poet and a cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poems, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially compared to that of his contemporaries. Donne's style is characterised by abrupt openings and various paradoxes, ironies and dislocations.

Ben Jonson was a playwright, poet, and literary critic of the seventeenth century, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the comedy of humours. He is generally regarded as the second most important English dramatist, after Shakespeare, during the reign of James I. The literary artist Ben Jonson was a man with an appetite for controversy whose influence was unparalleled upon the playwrights & the poets of the Jacobean era (1603-1625) and of the Caroline era (1625-1642)

Contents VG Light tanning of page edges. 3 pages of contents have many items pencil ticked. No folds. No tears)
Cover Good (Some light wear. Owner has neatly covered it with plastic but plastic has 2cm lost off the top of the spine)

1 - John Donne and Ben Jonson
2 - The Donne Circle (Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Wotton, Townshend, Corbett, King)
3 - The Divine Poet - George Herbert (1593-1633)
4 - The Successors Of Herbert (Crashaw, Vaughan, Traherne)
5 - The Survival - Robert Herrick
6 - Courtly Wits (Carew, Suckling, Habington, Lovelace)
7 - Men Of Sense And Men Of Wit (Waller, Denham, Cleveland, Cowley)
8 - Lucid Retrospect - Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)

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