John Donne: A Collection of Critical Essays

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1651 Letters
1651 Essays in Divinity
1661 XXVI Sermons
1899 Edmund Gosse, The Life and Letters of John Donne, 2
vols.
1912 H. J.C. Grierson, Poems of John Donne, 2 vols.

Notes on the Editor and the Authors
HELEN GARDNEL Reader in Renaissance English Literature, Oxford. Editor of The Divine Poems of John Donne ( Oxford, 1952) and The Metaphysical Poets ( London, 1957); author of The Art of T. S. Eliot ( London, 1949) and The Business of Criticism ( Oxford, 1959).
CLEANTH BROOKS. Professor of English at Yale University. Author of The Well Wrought Urn ( New York, 1947); (with R. P. Warren) Understanding Poetry ( New York, 1938); Modern Poetry and the Tradition ( Chapel Hill, 1939); and (with W. K. Wimsatt, Jr.) Literary Criticism: A Short History ( New York, 1957).
J. E. V. CROFTS. Formerly Professor of English, Bristol University.
WILLIAM EMPSON. Poet, and Professor of English at Sheffield University. Author of Seven Types of Ambiguity ( London, 1930); Some Versions of Pastoral ( London, 1935); The Structure of Complex Words ( London, 1951); and Milton's God ( London, 1961).
SIR HERBERT GRIERSON ( 1866- 1960). Professor of English, Aberdeen University 1894- 1915; Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature, Edinburgh University 1915-35. Editor of Donne Poems ( London, 1912) and of Metaphysical Poetry, Donne to Butler ( Oxford, 1921); author of The First Half of the Seventeenth Century ( London, 1906), Cross Currents in English Literature of the XVIIth Century ( London, 1906), and numerous other works.
PIERRE LEGOUIS. Professor of English, Lyons University. Author of Donne the Craftsman ( Paris, 1928) and André Marvell, poète, puritain, patriote ( Paris, 1928). Editor and translator of Donne: poèmes choisis ( Paris, 1955).
J. B. LEISHMAN. Senior Lecturer in English, Oxford. Author of The Metaphysical Poets ( London, 1934), The Monarch of Wit ( London, 1951), Themes and Variations in Shakespeare's Sonnets ( London, 1961). Translator of Rilke, Hölderlin, and Horace.
C. S. LEWIS. Professor of Mediaeval and Renaissance Literature, Cambridge. Author of The Allegory of Love ( Oxford, 1936), A Preface to Paradise Lost ( Oxford, 1942), English Literature in the Sixteenth Century ( Oxford, 1954), Studies in Words ( Cambridge, 1959), and An Experiment in Criticism ( Cambridge, 1961).
LOUIS L. MARTZ. Professor of English, Yale University. Author of The Poetry of Meditation ( Yale University Press, 1954).

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