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John Donne in the Nineteenth Century.

John Donne in the Nineteenth Century.

Author: Dayton Haskin
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In 1906, having been assigned Izaak Walton's Life of Donne to read for his English class, a Harvard freshman heard a lecture on the long disparaged 'metaphysical' poets. Years later, when an appreciation of these poets was considered a consummate mark of a modernist sensibility, T.S. Eliot was routinely credited with having 'discovered' Donne himself. John Donne in the Nineteenth Century tracks the myriad ways in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Haskin, Dayton.
John Donne in the Nineteenth Century.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2007
Named Person: John Donne; John Donne; John Donne
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dayton Haskin
ISBN: 9780191526459 0191526452 0199212422 9780199212422 9780191707216 019170721X
OCLC Number: 735626006
Description: 1 online resource (342 pages)
Contents: List of Illustrations; Abbreviations; Brief Notes to the Reader; Preface; 1. Introduction: The Variorum as a Window onto Cultural History; 2. Doctor Donne; 3. A Thinker and a Writer; 4. Letters; 5. 'Sensuous Things'; 6. Donne in the Hands of Biographers; 7. Donne at Harvard; 8. A Subject Not Merely Academic; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index of References to Donne's Works; General Index.
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John Donne was famous in his own time yet was virtually unknown in the eighteenth century. Haskin investigates what happened as Victorian readers, prompted by the enormous popularity of Izaak  Read more...


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This thoroughly researched book makes an original contribution to scholarship. Scrupulous, illuminating and well-documented throughout it should appeal to Donne scholars and more generally to those Read more...

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