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Music at midnight : the life and poetry of George Herbert / John Drury.

Author/Creator:
Drury, John, 1936- author.
Other Title:
Life and poetry of George Herbert
Publication:
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
xix, 395 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Herbert, George, 1593-1633.
Herbert, George, 1593-1633 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Poets, English -- 17th century -- Biography.
English poetry -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
English poetry.
Poets, English.
Form/Genre:
Biographies.
Biography.
Biographies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"Though he never published any of his English poems during his lifetime, George Herbert (1593-1633) is recognized as possibly the greatest religious poet in the language. Few English poets of his age still inspire such intense devotion today. In this richly perceptive biography, John Drury for the first time integrates Herbert's poems fully into his life, enriching our understanding of both the poet's mind and his work."-- Publisher's description.
Contents:
Introduction: Herbert's world
Childhood
Westminster
A young man at Cambridge
1618
Deputy to orator
Francis Bacon
Interlude: the Williams manuscript
Lost in a humble way
Bemerton: being a country parson
Herbert's days and years
Heirs and imitators
Herbert's readers
The bread of faithful speech
Music at the close.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 362-382) and indexes.
Conference on Christianity & Literature Book of the Year Award, Winner, 2014
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
9780226134444
022613444X
9780226134581
OCLC:
860755345
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