Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions

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One of Donne's most important and haunting works in prose, Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions was composed in less than a month, during an illness that nearly cost the writer his life. Donne divided the book into twenty-three sections, each corresponding to a stage of his illness and each consisting of a meditation, an expostulation, and a prayer. Filled with powerful images of mortality and immortality that have moved readers throughout the centuries, it provides a coherent spiritual message relevant not only to Donne's life but to the lives of all people.

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One of John Donne's major prose works, Devotions speaks today for the loneliness of the philosophical mind such as it never has been before, giving its readers exactly what Donne wished to give them: an understanding of their moral predicament in philosophical adversity.

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