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The Complete English Poems

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The Complete English Poems by George Herbert
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George Herbert combined the intellectual and the spiritual, the humble and the divine, to create some of the most moving devotional poetry in the English language. His deceptively simple verse uses the ingenious arguments typical of seventeenth-century metaphysical' poets, and unusual imagery drawn from musical structures, the natural world and domestic activity to explore a mosaic of Biblical themes. From the wit and wordplay of The Pulley' and the formal experimentation of Easter Wings' and Paradise', to the intense, highly personal relationship between man and God portrayed in The Collar' and Redemption', the works collected here show the transcendental power of divine love.

Author Biography

George Herbert was born in 1593. He was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was appointed Reader in Rhetoric in 1618, and PUblic Orator in 1620. Though he seemed destined for a great public career, attracting the attention of influential patrons, including King James I. However, when his patrons died, Herbert resigned from parliament and took holy orders in 1626, becoming rector of a tiny parish on Salisbury Plain. He died in 1633. John Tobin is currently a Professor of English Literature at the University of Massachusetts. he has published widely on the sources of Renaissance poetry.
Release date NZ
October 7th, 2004
Contributors
Edited by John Tobin Introduction by John Tobin Notes by John Tobin
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
512
Dimensions
129x198x22
ISBN-13
9780140424553
Product ID
1674673

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