Six Metaphysical Poets

A Concise Critical Introduction and Innovative Interdisciplinary Reading of Selected Mystographical Poems

By Franz-Karl Wohrer

Unlike other introductions to the poetry of the six major representatives of English Metaphysical Poetry - John Donne, George Herbert, Richard Crashaw, Henry Vaughan, Andrew Marvell, and Thomas Traherne - this study not only provides a concise introduction to the lyrical poetry from a literary perspective, but it also places the religious poems in the appropriate context of Christian spirituality (bridal mysticism, affective devotion, negative theology), as well as of current philosophical conceptions of man and creation. (Series: Anglistik/ Amerikanistik - Vol. 23)

120 pages

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Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825886615