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Author Fetzer, Margret.

Title John Donne's performances : sermons, poems, letters and devotions / Marget Fetzer.

Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (x, 317 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: beginning Donne -- 1. Pulpit performances: sermons -- 2. Promethean and protean performances: worldly poems -- 3. Passionate performances: poems erotic and divine -- 4. Patronage performances: letters -- 5. (Inter)Personal performances: Devotions -- Conclusion: being Don(n)e.
Summary Ever since their rediscovery in the 1920s, John Donne's writings have been praised for their energy, vigour and drama - yet so far, no attempt has been made to approach and define systematically these major characteristics of his work. Drawing on J.L. Austin's speech act theory, Margret Fetzer's comparative reading of Donne's poetry and prose eschews questions of personal or religious sincerity and instead recreates an image of John Donne as a man of many performances. No matter if engaged in the writing of a sermon or a piece of erotic poetry, Donne placed enormous trust in what words could.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Donne, John, 1572-1631 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Donne, John, 1572-1631. Correspondence.
Church of England -- England. Correspondence -- Clergy.
Poets, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Correspondence.
Sermons, English -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Records and correspondence.
ISBN 9781847792969 (electronic bk.)
1847792960 (electronic bk.)
9781781700051 (electronic bk.)
1781700052 (electronic bk.)
9780719083440 (hardback)
0719083443 (hardback)