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AUTHORS: JOHN DONNE

JOHN DONNE

Dates: 1572-1631
Nationality: British/English

Literary Periods: 
Jacobean & Caroline Period, 1603-1660

Renaissance Period, 1500-1660

Literary Movements: 
Metaphysical Poets

 

REFERENCE & BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Literary Encyclopedia
 on the life and works of John Donne

Scribner Writers Series

Biography and critical essay on the life and works of John Donne

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RESEARCH & CRITICICSM

The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne  

Miller Library PR2245.A5 P37 1994 
and the Digital Donne: The Online Variorum

The Variorum is "a collaborative work drawing on the labors of over 30 scholars from the United States and abroad. The project was organized in 1980 and has enjoyed support from the National Endowment for the Humanities since 1986.

The edition’s primary aim is two-fold: to produce a newly edited critical text based on exhaustive analysis of all known manuscript and significant print sources of Donne’s poetry; to present a complete digest of critical and scholarly commentary on the poetry from Donne's time to the present." -from the introduction to Digital Donne: The Online Variorum 

 

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John Donne: An Annotated Bibliography of Modern Criticism, 1912-1967, compiled by John R. Roberts  

John Donne: An Annotated Bibliography of Modern Criticism, 1968-1978, compiled by John R. Roberts 

John Donne: An Annotated Bibliography of Modern Criticism, 1979-1995, compiled by John R. Roberts 

 

John Donne Journal:  Studies in the Age of Donne

             This journal is indexed in MLA, where you can search for articles. Individual articles can be requested through ILLiad.

 

 

 

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