General Introduction

Jeanne Shami, M. Thomas Hester and Dennis Flynn

in The Oxford Handbook of John Donne

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199218608
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

General Introduction

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The General Introduction to the book outlines the purpose in compiling this book. The book is not intended as a mere summary of existing knowledge but instead reveals critical patterns of literary and history work on John Donne’s writings and the new directions that these patterns have enabled or obstructed. It aims to break new ground by providing conceptual tools to orient and unfold Donne scholarship. The General Introduction describes the content of the book in detail.

Keywords: John Donne; writings; conceptual tools; Donne scholarship; new directions

Article.  2945 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800) ; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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