The Poetry of Vaughan Additional Summary

Henry Vaughan


(Critical Survey of Literature for Students)

Dickson, Donald R., and Holly Faith Nelson, eds. Of Paradise and Light: Essays on Henry Vaughan and John Milton in Honor of Alan Rudrum. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2004. The essays analyze some of Vaughan’s collections and individual poems, including Silex scintillans, Olar Iscanus, “The Mount of Olives,” and “The Search.”

Durr, R. A. On the Mystical Poetry of Henry Vaughan. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1962. Sees Vaughan’s poetry as a realization and celebration of a mystical experience. Looks at major metaphors and gives a close reading of several poems.

Hutchinson, F. E. Henry Vaughan: A Life and Interpretation. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1947. Uses private letters, poetry, and Vaughan’s other writings to record the major events of Vaughan’s life, the poet’s Welsh roots, and his intellectual development.

Martz, Louis L. “Henry Vaughan: The Caves of Memory.” In The Paradise Within: Studies in Vaughan, Traherne, and Milton. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1964. Sees the influence of George Herbert in Vaughan’s poetry and considers many themes and images reflective of Vaughan’s spiritual and intellectual development.

Post, Jonathan F. S. “Henry Vaughan.” In The Cambridge Companion to English Poetry, Donne to Marvell, edited by Thomas N....

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