Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 November 2018

288 Pages | 13 Halftones, 4 Tables

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198821861

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Manuscript Matters

Reading John Donne's Poetry and Prose in Early Modern England

Lara Crowley

  • Explores seventeenth-century responses to some of John Donne's most elusive texts including his religious and satiric poetry and his prose paradoxes and problems
  • Identifies and explores various seventeenth-century scribes, collectors, and early readers, both male and female
  • Restores a poem to Donne's canon and offers new lines of inquiry regarding Donne's religious texts, his role as verse translator, and his literary exchanges with George Herbert
  • Describes and analyses two newly discovered manuscript collections containing Donne's texts and transcribes two newly discovered speeches from the important 1597-8 Middle Temple revels