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Selected Poems of John Donne by John Donne

Selected Poems of John Donne

by John Donne

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This collection of John Donne materials is edited and loosely annotated by Shaaber, who also updated the spellings. "Go and catch a falling star..." instead of "Goe, and catche a falling starre...". ( )
  keylawk | Mar 1, 2014 |
For the majority of this slim volume of poetry,I liked the writing style (I like to read it the beautifully written lines out loud) but the poems were complicated and non-interesting to me. Then I came to the last section. I truly loved John Donne’s Holy Sonnets. There was something so personal and real about his discussions with God. I could relate on a personal spiritual level. In the end, I think John Donne is a poet to be reread and reread because there is so much there. more
  rebeccareid | Aug 28, 2010 |
Book Description: Appleton-Century-Croftsnew York 1958. Poor. 110 pages. Outer cover worn with creases and edge tear. A few pencil marks. Binding is Paperback.
  Czrbr | Jun 7, 2010 |
This is a pretty good selection if all you want is a smattering of Donne. His "major" poems are all in here, so you won't miss anything of major interest.

Donne is a great poet for people who are new to poetry. He is clear enough for the begining poetry reader, but you can take his work very, very far. ( )
  Arctic-Stranger | Jan 20, 2009 |
From Borders Bargain Books. ISBN 0755439716 does not show up on any other website yet. Cheaply made but sturdy and a good value at $10 for the set.
  fredheid | Sep 12, 2007 |
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Regarded by many as the greatest of the Metaphysical poets, John Donne (1572-1631) was also among the most intriguing figures of the Elizabethan age. A sensualist who composed erotic and playful love poetry in his youth, he was raised a Catholic but later became one of the most admired Protestant preachers of his time. "The Selected Poems" reflects this wide diversity, and includes his youthful songs and sonnets, epigrams, elegies, letters, satires, and the profoundly moving "Divine Poems" composed towards the end of his life. From joyful poems such as "The Flea", which transforms the image of a louse into something marvellous, to the intimate and intense "Holy Sonnets", Donne breathed new vigour into poetry by drawing lucid and often startling metaphors from the world in which he lived. His poems remain among the most passionate, profound and spiritual in the English language.

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Poems of faith, love and revenge.

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