Metaphysical Poetry: Selected full-text books and articles
John Donne and the Seventeenth-Century Metaphysical Poets Chelsea House, 1986
A Short History of English Literature Routledge, 1984 (2nd edition)
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 7 "Metaphysical and Cavalier Poetry"
European Metaphysical Poetry Yale University Press, 1961PRIMARY SOURCE
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Four Metaphysical Poets: Donne, Herbert, Vaughan, Crashaw Cambridge University Press, 1953 (2nd edition)
Metaphysical to Augustan: Studies in Tone and Sensibility in the Seventeenth Century Bowes & Bowes, 1955
Reason and Romanticism: Essays in Literary Criticism Faber and Gwyer, 1926
Librarian’s tip: Chap. II "The Nature of Metaphysical Poetry"
Poets' Grammar: Person, Time, and Mood in Poetry Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1958
Librarian’s tip: Chap. V "The Metaphysical's Craft of the Verb"
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