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JOHN DONNE Poems

by | Read by Stella Gonet, Haydn Gwynne, David Horovitch, Alex Jennings, Jeremy Northam, Nathaniel Parker

Poetry & Drama • 2.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1997

This collection of poems from John Donne's prolific and varied career beautifully represents his towering ability and the far-ranging nature of his subject matter. Though Donne may be best known for his sometimes irreverent love poems, he also wrote sacred verse and pieces suitable for the Elizabethan court, of which he was a part. Although for some these poems need no introduction, most listeners will greatly appreciate the elegant, intelligent literary introductions found here. These comments show how different types of poems illustrate lifelong themes, while also highlighting Donne's wordplay and puns. The six-person ensemble does a superb job, reading at a perfect pace with a clarity that allows each work to resonate for listeners. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • HighBridge Audio • 2006

CD ISBN 9781598870404 $16.95 • Two CDs

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