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John Donne : in the shadow of religion

By: Hadfield, Andrew

Part of the Renaissance Lives series
1789143934 / 9781789143935
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United Kingdom
22 cm 256 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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John Donne: In the Shadow of Religion explores the life of one of the most significant figures of the English Renaissance.

The book not only provides an overview of Donne's life and work, but connects his writing and thinking to the ideas, institutions and networks that influenced him. The book shows how Donne's faith underpinned his career, from aspirational courtier to phenomenally successful clergyman and preacher, when he became dean of St.

Paul's Cathedral. Donne emerges as a figure obsessed with himself, tormented by the fear that his transgressions may have condemned him to eternal damnation. This fine new account uses Donne's correspondence, writing and poetry to give a rounded portrait of a bold, experimental thinker, who was never afraid of taking risks that few others would have countenanced.


BGL Biography: literary, DSBD Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, HBJD1 British & Irish history

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