John Donne: Life, Mind & Art
John Carey's fine study of the poet
First edition, second printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 21.5 × 14cm, 303pp.
John Donne: Life, Mind and Art is a unique attempt to see Donne whole. Beginning with an account of his life, it takes as its domain not only the whole range of the poetry, but also the sermons, the letters, the spiritual and controversial works, and such highly personal documents as the treatise on suicide. The result is a clearer picture than has hitherto emerged of one of the most intricate and compelling of literary personalities.
A good plus copy. There are some light bumps to the dustwrapper, which has been price-clipped. The pages are clean and the binding secure.