Music at midnight : the life and poetry of George Herbert (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Music at midnight : the life and poetry of George Herbert

Author: John Drury
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Though he never published any of his English poems during his lifetime, George Herbert (1593-1633) is recognized as possibly the greatest religious poet in the language. Few English poets of his age still inspire such intense devotion today. In this richly perceptive biography, John Drury for the first time integrates Herbert's poems fully into his life, enriching our understanding of both the poet's mind and his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: George Herbert; George Herbert; George Herbert
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Drury
ISBN: 9780226134444 022613444X
OCLC Number: 860755345
Description: xix, 395 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Herbert's world --
Childhood --
Westminster --
A young man at Cambridge --
1618 --
Deputy to orator --
Francis Bacon --
Interlude: the Williams manuscript --
Lost in a humble way --
Bemerton: being a country parson --
Herbert's days and years --
Heirs and imitators --
Herbert's readers --
The bread of faithful speech --
Music at the close.
Other Titles: Life and poetry of George Herbert
Responsibility: John Drury.

Abstract:

"Though he never published any of his English poems during his lifetime, George Herbert (1593-1633) is recognized as possibly the greatest religious poet in the language. Few English poets of his age still inspire such intense devotion today. In this richly perceptive biography, John Drury for the first time integrates Herbert's poems fully into his life, enriching our understanding of both the poet's mind and his work."--

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