John Donne



From Scholar To Buccaneer, From Outcast To Establishment Figure, John Donne Emerged As One Of The Greatest English Poets Following Donne From Plague Ridden Streets To Palaces, From Taverns To The Pulpit Of St Paul S, John Stubbs S Exemplary Literary Biography Harold Bloom Is A Vivid Portrait Of An Extraordinary Writer And His Country At A Time Of Bewildering And Cruel Transformation.John Donne

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  • Paperback
  • 592 pages
  • John Donne
  • John Stubbs
  • English
  • 06 November 2017
  • 0393333663

10 thoughts on “John Donne

  1. says:

    John Donne was a modern man He is full of contradictions, faults, neurotic if not psychotic guilt, confusion, love, hope, and faith To me, he embodies the Anglican Christian, a role model Absolutely every aspect of his life resonates with me It is sad that there are only echoes of his wife, Ann More There were so many reasons that this marria...

  2. says:

    I marvel at the unstinting flow of writing of the highest order from the pens of gifted biographers working today Mr Stubbs numbers among these persons, and in this life of John Donne he has given us a clear eyed and incisive examination of the life of an extraordinarily intelligent man, whose political skill, ingenuity and agility as well as his extraordinary capacity to please, mollify and placate just the right people allowed him to survive and prosper in Stuart England, potentially a highl I marvel at the unstinting flow of writing of the highest order from the pens of gifted biographers working today Mr Stubbs numbers among these ...

  3. says:

    This book probably deserves four stars Stubbs writing is learned, balanced, and clean He knows a lot and he says a lot and he writes well I recommend this to anyone who wants to knowabout John Donne So why three stars I usually try to respect an author s own terms and intentions and not play the This book isn t good because I wish it were something else game BUT I kinda sorta wantedabout the poetry Stubbs has English lit degrees from Oxford and Cambridge but he doesn t s T...

  4. says:

    This was a fascinating read, as much for the sense you get of what Jacobean London was like as for the story of the man himself The pre fire St Paul s, crossed by a public boulevard where the great and not so good gathered to gossip and hear the news sounds such that I wonder if anyone has focused on it in historical fiction The religious tensions of the time, and their impact on the subject, are explained in cogent and telling detail, without unnecessary depth, without any attempt to fit the This was a fascinating read, as much for the sense you get of what Jacobean London was like as for the story of the man himself The pre fire St Paul s, crossed by a public boulevard where the great and not so good gathered to gossip and hear the news sounds such that I wonder if anyone has focused on it in historical fiction The religious te...

  5. says:

    Engrossing biography of a seminal seventeenth Century poet who straddled the religious divisions between the reformation and the civil war Born a Catholic , he had a very personal Protestant journey Catholicism became illegal that sifted the best and worst of both His poetry calls for scripture not politics to be each mans arbiter and makes some radical pleas to God to overcome his sin that uses language of violence seduction and rape A fascinating if torture...

  6. says:

    I chose to read this book because the title intrigued me I had a feint knowledge of John Donne I was not aware that Donne was the author of no man is an island , both a concept and a phrase I have been familiar with since high school I knew enough about him through reading a synopsis of the book to know that this book would contribute to my continued quest for non fiction that will bring knowledge, insight, and just maybe inspiration to my life Good choice on my part I positively enjoyed r I chose to read this book because the title intrigued me I had a feint knowledge of John Donne I was not aware that Donne was the author of no man is an island , both a concept and a phrase I have been familiar with since high school I knew enough about him through readi...

  7. says:

    Like other reviewers, I was surprised and disappointed at the relative lack of discussion of Donne s poetry On one hand, Stubbs point I think was that the poetry was not as central to his life as we might imagine Whether this is true or not, it is why most of us are even reading a biography of Donne Most people do not know about his sermons and some, I think, probably assume some of hisfamous phrases from his sermons are from his poetry His turn to religion as vocation is important Like other reviewers, I was surprised and disappointed at the relative lack of discussion of Donne s poetry On one hand, Stubbs point I think was that the poetry was not as central to his life as we might imagine Whether this is true or not, it is why most of us are even reading a biography of Donne Most people do not know about his sermons ...

  8. says:

    Fantastic biography of a man who changed so much over the course of his life No thesis statement of a life is ever accurate, but if a post hoc unifying myth can be created it surely makes biography easier Nothing like that is available in this case.Born a Catholic, pragmatically transitioning to the Anglican church, Donne found the extremists on all sides foolish and exemplified in all the contradictions of his life the middle way the Anglican church has sought.I came to this book only knowi Fantastic biography of a man who changed so much over the course of his life No thesis statement of a life is ever accurate, but if a post hoc unifying myth can be created it surely makes biography easier Nothing like th...

  9. says:

    THE modern biography of John Donne Stubbs does an excellent job describing Donne s time and place and the seething mass of contradictions that made up the man who is still quoted, read, and talked about today.

  10. says:

    This one took me a while I always find non fiction somewhat time consuming , but it was so worth every minute Stubbs does an incredible job of making biography erudite yet fascinating and accessible.

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