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From the Metaphysicals to the Victorians.

Edward Davis

From the Metaphysicals to the Victorians.

(Obiter dicta on English poetry c. 1600-1900)

by Edward Davis

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Published by University of Port Elizabeth in [Port Elizabeth] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English poetry -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesUniversity of Port Elizabeth. Publication series, no. 8, no. A 10
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR545.M4 D3
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4058398M
    LC Control Number79497966

    The Metaphysicals John Donne. A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning. What is commonly presented as a poem entitled alternately “No Man is an Island” or “For whom the Bell Tolls” was actually part of a prose selection, the seventeenth of 20 Meditations dedicated to Charles I. Read both of the excerpts below. Victorian Spiritualism, also known as the Spiritualism movement, emerged in the late nineteenth century and attracted people from different social classes, including Queen Victoria. It should be noted that Victorian Spiritualism was particularly attractive to women because they were regarded as .

      Giovanni Cianci and Jason Harding, eds. T.S. Eliot and the Concept of Tradition. Cambridge: Cambridge up, xv + pp. $ In an age of academic criticism, it is difficult to imagine the effect that T.S. Eliot's early essays had on the study of English literature in universities. Relics are a strange business. Pilgrims flock to Rome to observe some doubtful splinters from Christ's cross; in Indonesia a minor sect travels miles to hear three bells ring in a temple. Now graduate students have a sheaf of Eliot juvenilia to annotate or use as footnote fodder in yet another dissertation on the journey of Prufrock to Little Gidding.

    The Metaphysics of Quality (MOQ) is a new Metaphysics. It solves many of the problems we have with our existing Subject-Object Metaphysics. This page is a short visual introduction to the MOQ and details how it resolves many of the conflicts we have with our current metaphysics. It also shows how the MOQ gives us a better intellectual perspective and language of morality for this 21st Century. The 15 best poetry books of all time. The Man with Night Sweats. Thom Gunn () Gunn brought a diction and smartness to 20th-century poetry that recalled the Metaphysicals such as John Donne.5/5.


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Get this from a library. From the Metaphysicals to the Victorians. (Obiter dicta on English poetry c. [Edward Davis]. Andrew Norman Wilson wrote a book Eminent Victorians and so did Lytton Strachey, but in the early s, thereby confirming Strachey as an Eminent Victorian himself.

However Wilson's prose makes for an eminently more readable work, and in this panoramic study of the Victorian period he describes practically every From the Metaphysicals to the Victorians.

book Victorian and historical Cited by: 5. The classic ethnographic impulse is to challenge our scholarly understandings by observing everyday understandings in action.

In The New Metaphysicals Courtney Bender instead reveals their complex mutual constitution in our common and standard portrayals of American mysticism as without history or structure. Bender’s brilliant use of the tools of practice theory conveys a sense of Price: $ Metaphysical Lyrics & Poems of the Seventeenth Century Donne to Butler Selected and Edited with an Essay by Sir Herbert J.C.

Grierson “Metaphysical poetry, in the full sense of the term,” as Grierson writes, “is a poetry which has been inspired by a philosophical conception of the universe and the rôle assigned to the human spirit in the great drama of existence.”. The “metaphysical poets” were in no way a self-proclaimed poetic school or movement.

Nor were they all exact contemporaries of one another; the earliest poet represented in this anthology, Sir Walter Raleigh, was born around and the last survivor, Richard Leigh, was born innearly a century after Raleigh, and died as late as /5(16).

If you only ever read one book on the Victorians, this is the one to read. Wilson doesn't invent anything new; the categories are familiar. We start with the bad old England that Victoria inherited, work our way through the Chartists, Peel and the Corn Laws, the terrible 40s, the Italian influence, doubt, Mesmerism, Albert, the Great Exhibition, the Reform Bills, the Crimean War, Afghanistan /5.

The metaphysical poets were eclipsed in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by romantic and Victorian poets, but twentieth-century readers and scholars, seeing in the metaphysicals an attempt to understand pressing political and scientific upheavals, engaged them with renewed interest.

In his essay " The Metaphysical Poets," T. Eliot. The vigour of the Metaphysicals' voice, the freshness of their imagery, and their willingness to explore a wide range of experience, led Professor Herbert Grierson of Edinburgh University to issue the collected poems of Donne inand an anthology of Metaphysical poetry inprefaced by a.

Metaphysical Poets Introduction The Metaphysicals were never a self-conscious group, for the most part having limited or no contact with one Metaphysicals: Scorned by Victorians, lionized by the Jazz Age, perhaps the revival was merely a phase, to be replaced by another hibernation. That has not happened, however.

The metaphysical poets. The term metaphysical poets was coined by the critic Samuel Johnson to describe a loose group of 17th-century English poets whose work was characterized by the inventive use of conceits, and by a greater emphasis on the spoken rather than lyrical quality of their 20th Century, T.S Eliot revived Metaphysical poetry by calling it fruit of passionate thinking.

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Victorian morality is a distillation of the moral views of people living at the time of Queen Victoria's reign ( - ) and of the moral climate of Great Britain throughout the 19th Century in general, which contrasted greatly with the morality of the previous.

The seminal reappraisal of Milton's relationship to the metaphysical age, in which the author argues Milton was as close to the metaphysical spirit as was its reputed chief, John Donne. Tillyard provokes discussion into the role of personality in poetry, and suggests that eccentricity of style Author: ABC-CLIO.

The world of the Metaphysicals At the beginning of the time of the metaphysicals Queen Elizabeth I was on the throne. She was a powerful monarch, in control of parliament and the all the political decisions in England. Read more.

Metaphysical poets A group of 17th-century poets whose works are marked by philosophical exploration, colloquial diction, ingenious conceits, irony, and metrically flexible of interest often included love, religion, and morality, which the metaphysical poets considered through unusual comparisons, frequently employing unexpected similes and metaphors in displays of wit.

I read A.N. Wilson's "The Victorians" after having previously read its sequel, "After the Victorians". The latter book I enjoyed immensely. However, the first book proved to be somewhat disappointing. As its title would suggest, "The Victorians" is a broad sweeping history of the years of Queen Victoria's reign from to ; a period of /5(98).

You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them., Free ebooks since Book Description: The metaphysical style, as expressed in its most distinguished and distinguishable form by the seventeenth-century poet John Donne, has had an increasing influence on latter-day critics and poets.

Thus it is important to an understanding of literary history to examine this revival. Metaphysical poet, any of the poets in 17th-century England who inclined to the personal and intellectual complexity and concentration that is displayed in the poetry of John Donne, the chief of the Metaphysicals.

Others include Henry Vaughan, Andrew Marvell. The re-discovery by Richard England of the lost minute book of the Metaphysical Society has led to a surge of publication on the Society, culminating in a three-volume critical edition of the 95 papers given at the Society's meetings across the s and now this collection of scholarly essays.

Buy The Victorians Reprint by Paxman, Jeremy (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(23).

In fact, he was instrumental in reviving the popularity of the metaphysical poets, who had rather dropped out of favour during the Romantic and Victorian periods. Perhaps this is unsurprising, since TS Eliot also enjoyed juxtaposing images together, in some ways in an even more extreme manner than the Metaphysicals did.2 writing of Alexander Pope ().

Pope is the best-regarded comic writer and satirist of English poetry. Among his many masterpieces, one of the more accessible is The Rape of the Lock (seekers of sensation should note that “rape” here has its archaic sense of “removal by force”; the “lock” is a curl of the heroine's hair).Available in the National Library of Australia collection.

Author: Watson, George, ; Format: Book; x, p. 21 cm.