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Super-Infinite : The Transformations of John Donne

Super-Infinite : The Transformations of John Donne

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Publisher : Faber & Faber
SKU: 9780571345915
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He was a man who suffered from black surges of misery yet expressed in his verse many breathtaking impressions of electric joy and love. In a biography that marks the arrival of a huge non-fiction talent, Katherine Rundell uses a witty and spirited entry point, an 'act of evangelism' to unveil the man behind the words.
March, 2022
'Every page sparkles.' Claire Tomalin 'Crackling with gusto and sympathetic intelligence' Andrew Motion 'A triumph.' Matt Haig 'Stylish, scholarly and gripping' Rose Tremain John Donne lived myriad lives. Sometime religious outsider and social disaster, sometime celebrity preacher and establishment darling, John Donne was incapable of being just one thing. He was a scholar of law, a sea adventurer, an MP, a priest, the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral - and perhaps the greatest love poet in the history of the English language. He converted from Catholicism to Protestantism, was imprisoned for marrying a high-born girl without her father's consent, struggled to feed a family of ten children and was often ill and in pain. He was a man who suffered from black surges of sadness, yet expressed in his verse electric joy and love. * From a standout scholar, a biography of John Donne: the poet of love, sex, and death. In Super-Infinite, Katherine Rundell embarks on a fleet-footed 'act of evangelism', showing us the many sides of Donne's extraordinary life, his obsessions, his blazing words, and his tempestuous Elizabeth times - unveiling Donne as the most remarkable mind and as a lesson in living.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780571345915
Publisher Faber & Faber
Contributor By (author) Katherine Rundell
Publication Date 2022-04-14
Language English
Format Hardback
Pages 352
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 216 X 135 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 461
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'Every page sparkles.' Claire Tomalin 'Crackling with gusto and sympathetic intelligence' Andrew Motion 'A triumph.' Matt Haig 'Stylish, scholarly and gripping' Rose Tremain John Donne lived myriad lives. Sometime religious outsider and social disaster, sometime celebrity preacher and establishment darling, John Donne was incapable of being just one thing. He was a scholar of law, a sea adventurer, an MP, a priest, the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral - and perhaps the greatest love poet in the history of the English language. He converted from Catholicism to Protestantism, was imprisoned for marrying a high-born girl without her father's consent, struggled to feed a family of ten children and was often ill and in pain. He was a man who suffered from black surges of sadness, yet expressed in his verse electric joy and love. * From a standout scholar, a biography of John Donne: the poet of love, sex, and death. In Super-Infinite, Katherine Rundell embarks on a fleet-footed 'act of evangelism', showing us the many sides of Donne's extraordinary life, his obsessions, his blazing words, and his tempestuous Elizabeth times - unveiling Donne as the most remarkable mind and as a lesson in living.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780571345915
Publisher Faber & Faber
Contributor By (author) Katherine Rundell
Publication Date 2022-04-14
Language English
Format Hardback
Pages 352
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 216 X 135 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 461
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