Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 July 2014

332 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719095610

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John Donne's Performances

Sermons, Poems, Letters and Devotions

Margret Fetzer

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Addresses all of Donne's major works in a comparative and intergeneric perspective
  • Combines theoretical insights with historical and theological contextualisation, hence, it will be of interest both to historically and theoretically interested scholars of early modern literature
  • In its eschewal of biographical interpretations, and in evading the debate on the man's religious allegiances, this book opens up an altogether new perspective on early modern faith
  • No major systematic analysis of Donne's proverbial energy, vigour, indeed 'drama' has so far been attempted - this study of Donne's writings redresses that critical negligence