The Complete English Poems

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Oktober 1976



'The first poet in the world in some things', is how John Donne was described by his contemporary Ben Jonson. Yet it is only this century that Donne has been indisputably established as a great poet-and even, many feel, the greatest love poet of them all. Jonson went on to remark that 'That Donne, for not keeping of an accent, deserved hanging', yet Donne's rhythms, once thought 'unmusical' are now recognized as the natural rhythms of the speaking voice; his 'eccentricity' as a complex self-doubt; his 'obscurity' the reflection of a brilliantly learned and allusive mind. Poets such as Eliot and Empson have found Donne's poetry profoundly attuned to our modern age, while Yeats' glowing comment will always be true: 'the intricacy and subtlety of his imagination are the length and depth of the furrow made by his passion.' This volume, superbly edited by Professor Smith, is the first complete edition to make a serious attempt to guide the reader closely through the complexities of Donne's poetry. Considerable attention has been paid to the text, and a selection of the important manuscript variants are included. This edition is also the first to make use of the newly discovered manuscript of the verse letter to Lady Carey and Mistress Essex Rich. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


The Complete English PoemsPreface Table of Dates Further Reading A Note on the Metre Songs and Sonnets Air and Angels The Anniversary The Apparition The Bait The Blossom Break of Day The Broken Heart The Canonization Community The Computation Confined Love The Curse The Damp The Dissolution The Dream The Ecstasy The Expiration Farewell to Love A Fever The Flea The Funeral The Good Morrow The Indifferent A Jet Ring Sent A Lecture upon the Shadow The Legacy Lovers' Infiniteness Love's Alchemy Love's Deity Love's Diet Love's Exchange Love's Growth Love's Usury The Message Negative Love A Nocturnal upon S. Lucy's Day The Paradox The Primrose The Prohibition The Relic Self Love Song (Go, and catch a falling star) Song (Sweetest love, I do not go) Sonnet. The Token The Sun Rising The Triple Fool Twicknam Garden The Undertaking A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning A Valediction: of the Book A Valediction: of my Name in the Window A Valediction: of Weeping The Will Witchcraft by a Picture Woman's Constancy Elegies 1. Jealousy 2. The Anagram 3. Change 4. The Perfume 5. His Picture 6. Oh, let me not serve so 7. Nature's lay idiot 8. The Comparison 9. The Autumnal 10. The Dream 11. The Bracelet 12. His Parting from Her 13. Julia 14. A Tale of a Citizen and his Wife 15. The Expostulation 16. On his Mistress 17. Variety 18. Love's Progress 19. To his Mistress Going to Bed 20. Love's War Sappho to Philaenis Epithalamions or Marriage Songs Epithalamion Made at Lincoln's Inn An Epithalamion, or Marriage Song on the Lady Elizabeth and Count Palatine being Married on St. Valentine's Day Eclogue 1613. December 26 Epithalamion Epigrams Hero and Leander Pyramus and Thisbe Niobe A Burnt Ship Fall of a Wall A Lame Beggar Cales and Guiana Sir John Wingfield A Self Accuser A Licentious Person Antiquary Disinherited Phryne An Obscure Writer Klockius Raderus Mercurius Gallo-Belgicus Ralphius The Liar Manliness Satires 1. Away thou fondling motley humourist 2. Sir; though (I thank God for it) I do hate 3. Kind pity chokes my spleen 4. Well; I may now receive, and die 5. Thou shalt not laugh in this leaf, Muse Upon Mr. Thoms Coryat's Crudities The Progress of the Soul (Metempsychosis) Verse Letters The Storm The Calm To Mr. B. B. To Mr. C. B. To Mr. S. B. To Mr. E. G. To Mr. I. L. (Blessed are your north parts) To Mr. I. L. (Of that short roll of friends) To Mr. R. W. (If, as mine is, thy life a slumber be) To Mr. R. W. (Kindly I envy thy song's perfection) To Mr. R. W. (Muse not that by thy mind thy body is led) To Mr. R. W. (Zealously my Muse doth salute all thee) To Mr. Rowland Woodward To Mr. T. W. (All hail, sweet poet) To Mr. T. W. (At once, from hence) To Mr. T. W. (Haste thee harsh verse) To Mr. T. W. (Pregnant again with th' old twins) To Sir Henry Goodyer A Letter Written by Sir H. G. and J. D. alternis vicibus To Sir Henry Wotton (Here's no more news) To Sir Henry Wotton (Sir, more than kisses) To Sir Henry Wotton, at his going Ambassador to Venice H. W. in Hibernia Belligeranti To Sir Edward Herbert, at Juliers To Mrs. M. H. To the Countess of Bedford at New Year's Tide To the Countess of Bedford (Honour is so sublime perfection) To the Countess of Bedford (Reason is our soul's left hand) To the Countess of Bedford (Though I be dead) To the Countess of Bedford (To have written then) To the Countess of Bedford (You have refined me) To the Lady Bedford Epitaph on Himself A Letter to the Lady Carey, and Mistress Essex Rich, from Amiens To the Countess of Huntingdon (Man to God's image) To the Countess of Huntingdon (That unripe side of earth) To the Countess of Salisbury Epicedes and Obsequies Elegy on the L. C. Elegy on the Lady Markham An Elegy upon the Death of Mistress Boulstred Elegy upon the Untimely Death of the Incomparable Prince Henry Obsequies to the Lord Harrington, Br


John Donne was born into a Catholic family in 1572. After a conventional education at Hart Hall, Oxford and Lincoln's Inn, he took part in the Earl of Essex's expedition to the Azores in 1597. He secretly married Anne More in December 1601 and was imprisoned by her father, Sir George, in the Fleet two months later. He was ordained priest in January 1615 and took a Doctorate of Divinity at Cambridge the same year. He was made Dean of St Paul's in London in 1621, a position he held until his death in 1631. He is famous for the sermons he preached in his later years, as well as for his poems. A.J. Smith was Professor Emeritus of the University of Southampton. His book include Literary Love (1983) and Metaphysical Wit (1992). He died in Salisbury in 1991.
EAN: 9780140422092
ISBN: 0140422099
Untertitel: index. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1976
Seitenanzahl: 688 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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