John Donne: The Reformed Soul

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 565 pages
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Metamorphosing from scholar to buccaneer, from outcast to establishment figure, John Donne emerged as one of the greatest English poets, concentrating the paradoxes of his age within his own crises of desire and devotion. Following Donne from plague-ridden streets to palaces, from the taverns on the Bankside to the pulpit of St. Paul's, John Stubbs's biography is a vivid portrait of an extraordinary writer and his country at a time of bewildering and cruel transformation.--From publisher description.
  

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Review: John Donne: The Reformed Soul

User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

Substantial but concise guide to the life of John Donne. Captures the troubled man and his troubled times well enough to whet the appetite for the mountain of stuff available. Read full review

Review: John Donne: The Reformed Soul

User Review  - Wayne - Goodreads

Intriguing biography of a fascinatingly complex character. Donne gave us the famous lines: "no man is an island...; for whom the bell tolls," as well as poems like 'Death be not proud'. Stubbs rates ... Read full review

Contents

The Den
3
Henry
21
Cadiz
47
The Islands
63
Captain Donne
80
The Secretary
86
Lost Words
109
The Rebels
126
16171631
315
Stone
317
The Torn Ship
332
Clay
352
The Spouse
378
Devotions
398
The Old Player
407
The Reprimand
433

The Member
144
The Undoing
154
16031616
175
Sunrise
177
The Close Prison at Mitcham
204
Irregularities
231
The Apparition
261
A Valediction to the World
286
The Likeness
445
Afterword
475
Notes
479
Further Reading
529
Acknowledgements
535
Index
537
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About the author (2006)

John Stubbs received his PhD in Renaissance literature from Cambridge University. His biography John Donne: The Reformed Soul was shortlisted for the Costa Award and won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award. He lives in Slovenia.

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