Complete English Poems, The (Herbert, George)

Complete English Poems, The (Herbert, George)

Written by:
Introduction by:
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Paperback
Price
$20.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140424553
  • 496 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

George Herbert combined the intellectual and the spiritual, the humble and the divine, to create some of the most moving devotional poetry in the English language. His deceptively simple verse uses the ingenious arguments typical of seventeenth-century ‘metaphysical’ poets, and unusual imagery drawn from musical structures, the natural world and domestic activity to explore a mosaic of Biblical themes. From the wit and wordplay of ‘The Pulley’ and the formal experimentation of ‘Easter Wings’ and ‘Paradise’, to the intense, highly personal relationship between man and God portrayed in ‘The Collar’ and ‘Redemption’, the works collected here show the transcendental power of divine love.
Complete English Poems, The (Herbert, George)

Complete English Poems, The (Herbert, George)

Written by: George Herbert, Introduction by: John Tobin, Notes by: John Tobin

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