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John Donne, Body and Soul

Ramie Targoff


For centuries readers have struggled to fuse the seemingly scattered pieces of John Donne's works into a complete image of the poet and priest. This book offers a way to read Donne as a writer who returned again and again to a single great subject, one that connected to his deepest intellectual and emotional concerns. Reappraising Donne's oeuvre in pursuit of the struggles and commitments that connect his most disparate works, the author shows that Donne believed throughout his life in the mutual necessity of body and soul. In chapters that range from his earliest letters to his final sermon, ... More

Keywords: John Donne, body, soul, final sermon, letters, natural union, poet, priest, writer, emotional concerns

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226789637
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226789781.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ramie Targoff, author