Stanley Fish (essay date 1999)
SOURCE: Fish, Stanley. “Masculine Persuasive Force: Donne and Verbal Power.” In John Donne, edited by Andrew Mousley, pp. 157-81. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999.
[In the following essay, Fish argues that in his poetry Donne exercises the power of language to dominate and control.]
‘MY FEIGNED PAGE’
For a very long time I was unable to teach Donne's poetry. I never had anything good to say about the poems, and would always find myself rereading with approval C. S. Lewis's now fifty-year-old...
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