Lisa Gorton (essay date September 1998)
SOURCE: Gorton, Lisa. “John Donne's Use of Space.” Early Modern Literary Studies 4, no. 2 (September 1998): 1-27
[In the following essay, Gorton employs contemporary theories of cosmology and physics as a context for understanding Donne's poetry.]
Donne's writing shows he was fascinated by new discoveries. He took up the modern idiom of maps and discovery with delight. But he was also deeply attached to the past, and his assumptions about space belonged to an old tradition: a cosmographic rather than...
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