The Love Poems of John Donne: Complete & Unabridged

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Read by Richard Burton in a manner that truly does justice to the virtuosity to the love poems of England’s most outstanding Metaphysical poet, bending both meaning and sound to the service of the Metaphysical conceit.

Donne's poetry embraces a wide range of secular and religious subjects. He wrote cynical verse about inconstancy, poems about true love, Neoplatonic lyrics on the mystical union of lovers' souls and bodies and brilliant satires and hymns depicting his own spiritual struggles.

Whatever the subject, Donne's poems reveal the same characteristics that typified the work of the metaphysical poets: dazzling wordplay, often explicitly sexual; paradox; subtle argumentation; surprising contrasts; intricate psychological analysis; and striking imagery selected from nontraditional areas such as law, physiology, scholastic philosophy, and mathematics.

Expertly recited by Richard Burton, John Donne’s love poetry stands alone as one of England’s greatest ever love poets.

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“if there is one area of literature that is ideally suited to the talking book format it is poetry. Gifted readers tease out sense and meaning… and reveal rhythm, metre and nuance… The effect is electrifying: Burton’s deep powerful Welsh voice pumps hot blood through the veins of the intellectual poet and renders passionately human the sometimes convoluted imagery… Through ingeniously sustained imagery, his rigorously high ideals of love blaze with a directness and occasional physicality that, as delivered here by Burton, make one catch one’s breath.”
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Turning his back on the ascetic medieval and the ideal Renaissance concepts, Donne described a real and experienced love, a love the pinnacle of which is the joyous union of body and soul.

The poems in this collection display his precocious virtuosity, bending both meaning and sound to the service of the Metaphysical conceit.

SIDE ONE

• The Good Morrow
• Song: Go and catch a falling star
• The Rising Sun
• The Canonisation
• The Triple Fool
• Song: Sweetest love I do not go
• The Legacie
• A Feaver
• The Anniversary
• The Flea
• The Curse

SIDE TWO

• A Nocturnall
• The Apparition
• A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
• The Extasie
• The Funerall
• The Relique
• Elegy1: Jealosie
• Elegy VIII: The Comparision
• Elegy VII: Natures lay Ideot

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