The Poetry of Religious Sorrow in Early Modern England

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In early modern England, religious sorrow was seen as a form of spiritual dialogue between the soul and God, expressing how divine grace operates at the level of human emotion. Through close readings of both Protestant and Catholic poetry, Kuchar explains how the discourses of 'devout melancholy' helped generate some of the most engaging religious verse of the period. From Robert Southwell to John Milton, from Aemilia Lanyer to John Donne, the language of 'holy mourning' informed how poets represented the most intimate and ...

The Poetry of Religious Sorrow in Early Modern England 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521174428

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The Poetry of Religious Sorrow in Early Modern England 2008, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521896696

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