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John Donne and Conformity in Crisis in the Late Jacobean Pulpit

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Publisher : DS Brewer
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ISBN 13 : 9780859917896
Pages : 342 pages
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Download John Donne and Conformity in Crisis in the Late Jacobean Pulpit PDF Format Full Free by Jeanne Shami and published by DS Brewer. This book was released on 2003 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sermons of John Donne are seen to embody the tensions and pressure on public religious discourse 1621 - 25. This book considers the professional contribution of John Donne to an emerging homiletic public sphere in the last years of the Jacobean English Church (1621-25), arguing that his sermons embody the conflicts, tensions, and pressures on public religious discourse in this period; while they are in no way "typical" of any particular preaching agenda or style, they articulate these crises in their most complex forms and expose fault lines in the late JacobeanChurch. The study is framed by Donne's two most pointed contributions to the public sphere: his sermon defending James I's Directions to Preachers and his first sermon preached before Charles I in 1625. These two sermons emerge from the crises of controversy, censorship, and identity that converged in the late Jacobean period, and mark Donne's clearest professional interventions in the public debate about the nature and direction of the Church of England. In them, Donne interrogates the boundaries of the public sphere and of his conformity to the institutions, authorities, and traditions governing public debate in that sphere, modelling for his audience an actively engagedconformist identity. Professor JEANNE SHAMI teaches in the Department of English at the University of Regina.


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Returning to John Donne

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317063813
Pages : 309 pages
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Download Returning to John Donne PDF Format Full Free by Achsah Guibbory and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-23 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collected in this volume are Achsah Guibbory’s most important and frequently cited essays on Donne, which, taken together, present her distinctive and evolving vision of the poet. The book includes an original, substantive introduction as well as new essays on the Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, the Songs and Sonnets, and the subject of Donne and toleration. Over the course of her career, Guibbory has asked different questions about Donne but has always been concerned with recovering multiple historical and cultural contexts and locating Donne’s writing in relation to them. In the essays here, she reads Donne within various contexts: the early modern thinking about time and history; religious attitudes towards sexuality; the politics of early modern England; religious conflicts within the church. While her approach has always been historicist, she has also foregrounded Donne’s distinctiveness, showing how (and why) he continues to speak powerfully to us now. Presented together here, with reflections on the trajectory of her engagement with Donne, Achsah Guibbory illuminates Donne’s understanding that erotic, spiritual, and political issues are often intertwined, and reveals how this understanding resonates in our own times.


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Politics, Religion and the Song of Songs in Seventeenth-Century England

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 0230308651
Pages : 265 pages
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Download Politics, Religion and the Song of Songs in Seventeenth-Century England PDF Format Full Free by E. Clarke and published by Springer. This book was released on 2011-02-15 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Song of Songs , with its highly sexual imagery, was very popular in seventeenth-century England in commentary and paraphrase. This book charts the fascination with the mystical marriage, its implication in the various political conflicts of the seventeenth century, and its appeal to seventeenth-century writers, particularly women.


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Writing the Monarch in Jacobean England

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1316416232
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Download Writing the Monarch in Jacobean England PDF Format Full Free by Jane Rickard and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-10-08 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: King James VI and I's extensive publications and the responses they met played a key role in the literary culture of Jacobean England. This book is the first sustained study of how James's subjects commented upon, appropriated and reworked these royal writings. Jane Rickard highlights the vitality of such responses across genres - including poetry, court masque, sermon, polemic and drama - and in the different media of performance, manuscript and print. The book focuses in particular on Jonson, Donne and Shakespeare, arguing that these major authors responded in illuminatingly contrasting ways to James's claims as an author-king, made especially creative uses of the opportunities that his publications afforded and helped to inspire some of what the King in turn wrote. Their literary responses reveal that royal writing enabled a significant reimagining of the relationship between ruler and ruled. This volume will interest researchers and advanced students of Renaissance literature and history.


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John Donne and the Protestant Reformation

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Publisher : Wayne State University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780814330128
Pages : 406 pages
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Download John Donne and the Protestant Reformation PDF Format Full Free by Doerksen, Daniel W. and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of thirteen essays by an international group of scholars focuses on the impact of the Protestant Reformation on Donne's life, theology, poetry, and prose.


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The Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne

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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN 13 : 0199579369
Pages : 365 pages
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Download The Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne PDF Format Full Free by John Donne and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2013 with total page 365 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume contains the 11 sermons preached by Donne at the court of James VI & I, between Donne's ordination in 1615 and his departure for Germany in 1619.


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Mighty Europe 1400-1700

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 13 : 9783039110742
Pages : 252 pages
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Download Mighty Europe 1400-1700 PDF Format Full Free by Andrew Hiscock and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2007 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a series of ten historical and literary studies, this volume analyses the complex narrative of changing political identities in early modern Europe and maps out some of the dominant ways in which 'European-ness' was articulated in documents of the period. As the collection unfolds, its contributors explore these themes from a whole range of geographical perspectives, including not only accounts of British culture, but also those describing cultural relations and political identities with regard to Italy, Spain, France, the Papacy, the Netherlands, Bohemia and the Americas, for example. Concentrating upon early modern nations at a time when they were just beginning to formulate recognizable collective identities, the studies contained in this volume offer a clear picture of the ways in which current literary and historical scholarship may yield penetrating insights into the broader question of how the very idea of Europe evolved amongst its native inhabitants during the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.


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John Donne, Body and Soul

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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN 13 : 0226789780
Pages : 208 pages
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Download John Donne, Body and Soul PDF Format Full Free by Ramie Targoff and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2008-11-15 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For centuries readers have struggled to fuse the seemingly scattered pieces of Donne’s works into a complete image of the poet and priest. In John Donne, Body and Soul, Ramie Targoff offers a way to read Donne as a writer who returned again and again to a single great subject, one that connected to his deepest intellectual and emotional concerns. Reappraising Donne’s oeuvre in pursuit of the struggles and commitments that connect his most disparate works, Targoff convincingly shows that Donne believed throughout his life in the mutual necessity of body and soul. In chapters that range from his earliest letters to his final sermon, Targoff reveals that Donne’s obsessive imagining of both the natural union and the inevitable division between body and soul is the most continuous and abiding subject of his writing. “Ramie Targoff achieves the rare feat of taking early modern theology seriously, and of explaining why it matters. Her book transforms how we think about Donne.”—Helen Cooper, University of Cambridge


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Fleshly Tabernacles

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Publisher : University of Notre Dame Pess
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ISBN 13 : 0268081743
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Fleshly Tabernacles PDF Format Full Free by Bryan Adams Hampton and published by University of Notre Dame Pess. This book was released on 2012-11-15 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Fleshly Tabernacles, Bryan Hampton examines John Milton’s imaginative engagement with, and theological passion for, the Incarnation. As aesthetic symbol, theological event, and narrative picture of humanity’s potential, the Incarnation profoundly governs the way Milton structures his 1645 Poems, ponders the holy office of the pulpit, reflects on the ends of speech and language, interprets sacred scripture or secular texts, and engages in the radical politics of the Civil War and Interregnum. Richly drawing upon the disciplines of historical and postmodern theology, philosophical hermeneutics, theological aesthetics, and literary theory, Fleshly Tabernacles pursues the wide-ranging implications of the heterodox, perfectionist strain in Milton’s Christology. Hampton illustrates how vibrant Christologies generated and shaped particular brands of anticlericalism, theories of reading and language, and political commitments of English nonconformist sects during the turbulent decades of the seventeenth century. Ranters and Seekers, Diggers and Quakers, Fifth monarchists and some Anabaptists—many of those identified with these radical groups proclaim that the Incarnation is primarily understood, not as a singular event of antiquity, but as a present eruption and charged manifestation within the life of the individual believer, such that faithful believers become “fleshly tabernacles” housing the Divine. The perfectionist strain in Milton’s theology resonated in the works of the Independent preacher John Everard, the Digger Gerrard Winstanley, and the Quaker James Nayler. Fleshly Tabernacles intriguingly demonstrates how ideas of the incarnated Christ flourished in the world of revolutionary England, expressed in the notion that the regenerated human self could repair the ruins of church and state.


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John Donne

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Publisher : Reaktion Books
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ISBN 13 : 1789143942
Pages : 256 pages
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Download John Donne PDF Format Full Free by Andrew Hadfield and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2021-03-15 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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John Donne: The Reformed Soul: A Biography

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Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
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ISBN 13 : 0393342638
Pages : 592 pages
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Download John Donne: The Reformed Soul: A Biography PDF Format Full Free by John Stubbs and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2008-11-17 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Elegantly written, psychologically and historically astute."—Los Angeles Times Book Review 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.


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Rhetoric and the Familiar in Francis Bacon and John Donne

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Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson
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ISBN 13 : 1611476046
Pages : 218 pages
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Download Rhetoric and the Familiar in Francis Bacon and John Donne PDF Format Full Free by Daniel Derrin and published by Fairleigh Dickinson. This book was released on 2013-03-08 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rhetoric and the Familiar examines the rhetorical practice of Francis Bacon and John Donne in both their writing and public speaking. It explores how their rhetorical planning negotiates the need both to use and combat familiar ideas, images, and emotions, when engaging different audiences. The book’s main selling points are that it explores well-known texts from the neglected angle of faculty psychology. Its ability to illuminate familiar ground in an important but neglected way will be its main selling point in the academic market.


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Religion Around John Donne

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Publisher : Penn State Press
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ISBN 13 : 0271084464
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Religion Around John Donne PDF Format Full Free by Joshua Eckhardt and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2019-04-05 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this volume, Joshua Eckhardt examines the religious texts and books that surrounded the poems, sermons, and inscriptions of the early modern poet and preacher John Donne. Focusing on the material realities legible in manuscripts and Sammelbände, bookshops and private libraries, Eckhardt uncovers the myriad ways in which Donne’s writings were received and presented, first by his contemporaries, and later by subsequent readers of his work. Eckhardt sheds light on the religious writings with which Donne’s work was linked during its circulation, using a bibliographic approach that also informs our understanding of his work’s reception during the early modern period. He analyzes the religious implications of the placement of Donne’s poem “A Litany” in a library full of Roman Catholic and English prayer books, the relationship and physical proximity of Donne’s writings to figures such as Sir Thomas Egerton and Izaak Walton, and the movements in later centuries of Donne’s work from private owners to the major libraries that have made this study possible. Eckhardt’s detailed research reveals how Donne’s writings have circulated throughout history—and how religious readers, communities, and movements affected the distribution and reception of his body of work. Centered on a place in time when distinct methods of reproduction, preservation, and circulation were used to negotiate a complex and sometimes dangerous world of confessional division, Religion Around John Donne makes an original contribution to Donne studies, religious history, book history, and reception studies.


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The Cambridge Companion to John Donne

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1107494869
Pages : 312 pages
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Download The Cambridge Companion to John Donne PDF Format Full Free by Achsah Guibbory and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2006-02-02 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cambridge Companion to John Donne introduces students (undergraduate and graduate) to the range, brilliance, and complexity of John Donne. Sixteen essays, written by an international array of leading scholars and critics, cover Donne's poetry (erotic, satirical, devotional) and his prose (including his Sermons and occasional letters). Providing readings of his texts and also fully situating them in the historical and cultural context of early modern England, these essays offer the most up-to-date scholarship and introduce students to the current thinking and debates about Donne, while providing tools for students to read Donne with greater understanding and enjoyment. Special features include a chronology; a short biography; essays on political and religious contexts; an essay on the experience of reading his lyrics; a meditation on Donne by the contemporary novelist A. S. Byatt; and an extensive bibliography of editions and criticism.


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Old St Paul’s and Culture

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 13 : 3030772675
Pages : 351 pages
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Download Old St Paul’s and Culture PDF Format Full Free by Shanyn Altman and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-09-01 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Old St Paul’s and Culture is an interdisciplinary collection of essays that looks predominantly at the culture of Old St Paul’s and its wider precinct in the early modern period, while also providing important insights into the Cathedral’s medieval institution. The chapters examine the symbolic role of the site in England’s Christian history, the London book trade based in and around St Paul’s, the place of St Paul’s commercial indoor playhouse within the performance culture of sixteenth and seventeenth-century London, and the intersection of religion and politics through events such as civic ceremonies and occasional sermons. Through the organising theme of culture, the authors demonstrate how the site, as well as the people and trades occupying the precinct, can be positioned within wider fields of representations, practices, and social networks. A focus on St Paul’s is therefore about more than just the specific site on Ludgate Hill: it is about those practices and representations connected to it, which either extended beyond or originated in places other than the Cathedral environs. This points to the range of localised, regional, national, and transnational relationships in which the precinct and its people were situated and to which they contributed.


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Conflicts of Devotion

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ISBN 13 : 026810137X
Pages : 318 pages
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Download Conflicts of Devotion PDF Format Full Free by Daniel R. Gibbons and published by University of Notre Dame Pess. This book was released on 2017-03-30 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Who will mourn with me? Who will break bread with me? Who is my neighbor? In the wake of the religious reformations of the sixteenth century, such questions called for a new approach to the communal religious rituals and verses that shaped and commemorated many of the brightest and darkest moments of English life. In England, new forms of religious writing emerged out of a deeply fractured spiritual community. Conflicts of Devotion reshapes our understanding of the role that poetry played in the re-formation of English community, and shows us that understanding both the poetics of liturgy and the liturgical character of poetry is essential to comprehending the deep shifts in English spiritual attitudes and practices that occurred during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The liturgical, communitarian perspective of Conflicts of Devotion sheds new light on neglected texts and deepens our understanding of how major writers such as Edmund Spenser, Robert Southwell, and John Donne struggled to write their way out of the spiritual and social crises of the age of the Reformation. It also sheds new light on the roles that poetry may play in negotiating—and even overcoming—religious conflict. Attention to liturgical poetics allows us to see the broad spectrum of ways in which English poets forged new forms of spiritual community out of the very language of theological division. This book will be of great interest to teachers and students of early modern poetry and of the various fields related to Reformation studies: history, politics, and theology.


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Super-Infinite

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Publisher : Faber & Faber
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ISBN 13 : 057134593X
Pages : 214 pages
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Download Super-Infinite PDF Format Full Free by Katherine Rundell and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2022-04-12 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ** A Sunday Times bestseller ** ** A Guardian, Spectator, TLS, New Statesman and Telegraph Book of the Year** 'Every page sparkles.' Claire Tomalin 'Crackling with gusto and sympathetic intelligence' Andrew Motion 'A triumph.' Matt Haig 'A wonderful, joyous piece of work.' Maggie O'Farrell 'Blazingly intelligent and witty' Telegraph 'Frankly brilliant' Sunday Times 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 Elizabethan times - unveiling Donne as the most remarkable mind and as a lesson in living.