Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the English Reformation

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What is the relationship between our isolated and our social selves, between aloneness and interconnection? Constance M. Furey probes this question through a suggestive literary tradition: early Protestant poems in which a single speaker describes a solitary search for God. As Furey demonstrates, John Donne, George Herbert, Anne Bradstreet, and others describe inner lives that are surprisingly crowded, teeming with human as well as divine companions. The same early modern writers who bequeathed to us the modern ...

Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the English Reformation 2017, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226434155

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