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Readings of Metaphysical Poems

Religion und Literatur. Religion and Literature


312 Pages

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $52.95 (US $52.95) (CA $72.00)

Publication Date: September 2018

ISBN 9783643901026

Rights: US & CA

LIT Verlag (Sep 2018)

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This volume assembles Inge Leimberg's major contributions to the study of John Donne, George Herbert, Richard Crashaw, and Henry Vaughan, as well as of later poets such as Walt Whitman, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and T. S. Eliot. Most of the essays were originally written in German and have now been translated. They are presented in the order of original appearance and reflect the evolution of Leimberg's thought on things metaphysical in English literature from the early Enlightenment to classical modernism. 

Author Biography

Inge Leimberg is Professor Emerita of English Literature at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, where she taught from 1973 to 1992. As a teacher and a scholar, two subjects have interested her most: Shakespeare and Metaphysical Poetry.