George Herbert, His Religion and Art (Signed copy)
Signed by Joseph H Summers
First edition, hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm, 247pp.
Signed and dedicated by the author to the ffep.
After an historical perspective on Herbert's life, poetry, and religion, Summers applies various theories to a sensitive analysis of the poems. Going beyond the usual focus on religion or wit, Summers provides enduring insights into Herbert's form and language, verse and speech, and music. Summers' "Poem as Hieroglyph" remains one of the finest essays on Herbert's poetry.
There is light edgewear to the wrapper and some spotted foxing to the book, otherwise a good copy.