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John Stubbs's Donne the Reformed Soul brings one of Britain's most famous poets and famous periods in history to lifeJohn Donne's life story is inextricably tied up with the fabric of a society in the throes of religious persecution His family had long been subject to the terror inflicted upon Catholics under the reign of Elizabeth I and while his brother languished in prison and his mother and uncles fled to exile in Europe Donne was consumed by the uestion of his own faith and by trying to figure out what it is that connects human beings and keeps them apartIn his biography of Donne John Stubbs chronicles not only a long and bitter sectarian conflict but also the love story of a young couple who broke the rules of their society and paid the ultimate priceFrom the raucous streets of late sixteenth century London to the personal and political intrigues of Donne's family and public life from the horrors of the Reformation to the delight of Donne's poetry John Stubbs' book is a vivid dazzling biography of an extraordinary man as well as a compelling portrait of England at a time of bewildering transformation'Magnificentremarkable' Daily Telegraph'ImpressiveFluent assured and on fire with ideas and enthusiasm excels at providing Donne with a living context' Miranda Seymour Sunday TimesJohn Stubbs was born in 1977 and studied English at Oxford and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge where he completed a doctorate in 2005 Donne The Reformed Soul was published in 2006 and won the Glen Dimplex Irish Writers' Centre New Writer of the Year and a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for non fiction It was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award I'm studying Donne for my LT4 at A2 level and I found that this book is a comprehensive and detailed analysis of his life that avoids being too difficult to read I found it easy to pick up and drop whenever I fanciedMy only criticism would be that some of the interpretations of the poems are a little off the mark to what I would have considered and from a literary point of view it doesn't go into heaps of detail yet for a standard detail of Donne's life and poetry this is a good one to get

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Donne The Reformed SoulJohn Stubbs's Donne the Reformed Soul brings one of Britain's most famous poets and famous periods in history to lifeJohn Donne's life story is inextricably tied up with the fabric of a society in the throes of religious persecution His family had long been subject to the terror inflicted upon Catholics under the reign of Elizabeth I and while his brother languished in prison and his mother and uncles fled to exile in Europe Donne was consumed by the uestion of his own faith and by trying to figure out what it is that connects human beings and keeps them apartIn his biography of Donne John Stubbs chronicles not only a long and bitter sectarian conflict but also the love story of a young couple who broke the rules of their society and paid the ultimate priceFrom the raucous streets of late sixteenth century London to the personal and political intrigues of Donne's family and public life from the horrors of the Reformation to the delight of Donne's poetry John Stubbs' book is a vivid dazzling biography of an extraordinary man as well as a compelling portrait of England at a time of bewildering transformation'Magnificentremarkable' Daily Telegraph'ImpressiveFluent assured and on fire with ideas and enthusiasm excels at providing Donne with a living context' Miranda Seymour Sunday TimesJohn Stubbs was born in 1977 and studied English at Oxford and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge where he completed a doctorate in 2005 Donne The Reformed Soul was published in 2006 and won the Glen Dimplex Irish Writers' Centre New Writer of the Year and a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for non fiction It was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award There are two standard biographies of John Donne There is the account of his life by Izaak Walton published in 1640 not long after his death and there is the account by the Australian scholar R C Bald published in 1970 Walton was a parishioner of Donne's at the church of St Dunstan in the West where he was vicar as well as Dean of St Paul's towards the end of his life Donne had no ualms about pluralism and Bald was writing in a tradition of patient and careful scholarship that has now virtually disappeared Stubbs combines Walton's approachability with Bald's factuality He humanises and contextualises Bald's narrative; and he does this partly by drawing on biographies of Donne's contemporaries and partly by commenting on Donne's writing Inevitably there are minor errors in the text and any commentary is always open to disagreement; Stubbs's style may also be a little too perky at times for some people But the effect of the book is to produce an immediate and reliable human context for Donne's poetry and prose It is genuinely enlightening and is a further sign of the welcome rehumanisation of English studies after the recent postmodernist death of the author Donne's tragedy was his degradation as a writer by economic necessity by chronic unemployment from a free minded author of bourgeois origin to a compliant lackey of Jacobean absolutism It is a story of especial pertinence today