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Postby Gonzalo » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:38 am

Hi,

After having read his meditations from an on-line edition, I'm beginning to love his work. His thoughts on melancholy and such other things as love οr conceit usage are extremely fascinating for me. I've discovered recently this website which deals about John Donne and provides a lot of helpful materials (full texts, transcriptions, &c.). I've read partially his paradoxes and I like them. I am decided to buy [some of] his books some day. Well, I'd be pleased if anyone could recommend the best and most recent edition of Donne's (complete or separate) works. I know that my English is in fact poor but I enjoy reading such great men's works as Donne's.

http://digitaldonne.tamu.edu/

http://books.google.com/books?id=MUEOAA ... ry_s&cad=0

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Re: Digital Donne

Postby annis » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:00 pm

Gonzalo wrote:Well, I'd be pleased if anyone could recommend the best and most recent edition of Donne's (complete or separate) works.


For English language literature I almost always prefer Norton Critical Editions, though I usually ignore the interpretive essays that are often appended. There's a recent one for Donne's poetry which I've not seen but have no reason to doubt the quality of.
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Postby Gonzalo » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:09 pm

Hi, Annis. Thanks for your commentary. I write it down for the time I buy it.
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Quin age, si quid habes (P. Vergilii Maronis Ecloga III:52)
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Postby Interaxus » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:22 pm

You might listen to this BBC discussion about the so-called 'metaphysical poets' - Donne, Herbert and Marvell. Mostly Donne.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/ino ... time.shtml

Doesn't go very deep though.

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Postby Gonzalo » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:12 pm

Hi,

Many thanks, Interaxus. I will download it and then listen to it as soon as possible.
http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/rad ... 3-1130.mp3

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Postby Gonzalo » Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:45 pm

Hi,

Ι've just listened to it and it's been interesting. It's a nice radio programme, very well done. For me it's been good enough and I'll listen to it more often. I've enjoyed when they compared Shakespeare's sonnets and those by Donne. I don't know why I understand in a better English poetry (specially John Donne's poetry) than some English prose works. It could be perchance because of the proximity of such a poetical group with Spanish Conceptist literary movement. Who knows.

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Postby Interaxus » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:59 pm

Gonzalo: That's funny. I also found the comparison with Shakespeare's sonnets the most interesting part of the program.

A sonnet a day keeps the doctor away... May I recommend a daily dosage?
http://www.sonnetaday.com/

Here's Wikipedia on Donne.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Donne
But of course you've been there already. :oops:

Your comparison of English Jacobean and Spanish Baroque poetry is intriguing. I liked the 'Sample' given here (though it's culturanismo, not Conceptismo):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culteranismo

As for poetry's advantage over prose for us foragers in foreign literature: a single acorn is more digestible than a full-grown oak. :wink:

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Postby annis » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:39 pm

Gonzalo wrote:Ι've just listened to it and it's been interesting. It's a nice radio programme, very well done.


There are often classical subjects, too. I've listened to the podocasts of this show for several years now.
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Postby Gonzalo » Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:35 pm

Yes, I saw the programme recommended in Textkit some time ago. I do often listen to radio and I really enjoyed that programme.
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