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Super-infinite : the transformations of John Donne / Katherine Rundell.

Rundell, Katherine, (author.).


"A very modern biography of John Donne-the poet of love, sex, and death-by bestselling children's book author and superstar academic Katherine Rundell"-- Provided by publisher.
Sometime religious outsider and social disaster, sometime celebrity preacher and establishment darling, John Donne was incapable of being just one thing. In his myriad lives he was a scholar of law, a sea adventurer, a priest, an MP - and perhaps the greatest love poet in the history of the English language. Along the way he converted from Catholicism to Protestantism, was imprisoned for marrying a sixteen-year old 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 misery, yet expressed in his verse many breathtaking impressions of electric joy and love.

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  • ISBN: 9780374607401
  • ISBN: 0374607400
  • Physical Description: viii, 343 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Prodigious Child -- The Hungry Scholar -- The Exquisitely Clothed Theoriser on Fashion -- Brother to a Dead Man -- The Convert (Perhaps) -- The (Unsuccessful) Adventurer -- The Inexperienced Expert of Love -- The Erratic Collector of His Own Talent -- The Witness of Disastrous Intrigue -- The Paradoxical Quibbler, Taking Aim at Women -- Anne -- The Daring of the Lover, and the Imprisoned Groom -- The Anticlimactically Married Man -- The Ambivalent Father -- How to Pretend to Have Read More Than You Have -- The Suicidal Man -- The Flatterer -- The Clergyman -- The Widower -- The (Unsuccessful) Diplomat -- The Dean -- The Monied -- Donne and Death -- Super-Infinite.
Subject: Donne, John, 1572-1631.
Poets, English > Early modern, 1500-1700.
English poetry > Early modern, 1500-1700 > History and criticism.
Donne, John, 1572-1631.
Poets, English > Early modern.
Genre: Biographies.

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