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TYPOLOGY AND ICONOGRAPHY IN DONNE, HERBERT AND MILTON: FASHIONING THE SELF AFTER JEREMIAH. Reuben Sanchez. Palgrave Macmillan, St. Martin's Press, Inc., New York, 2014. 290 pp. with 24 ills. 23 x 15 cm. LC 2013-44774 ISBN 9781137397799 In English.
Publisher's description: Seventeenth-century authors so thoroughly imbued the language and imagery of the Bible in vernacular translation that their texts are to be read as attempts to inscribe themselves within the realm of the sacred. I analyze how three seventeenth-century English authors fashion themselves as a specific biblical figure, and how they fashion themselves in their works in order to bring their spiritual lives in line with the narrative arch of a biblical type. In this biblical guise Donne, Herbert, and Milton each hopes to move God to his circumstances as He responded in biblical times to the original type; each author also hopes to move the reader to act to reform himself and thereby avoid the fate of the biblical Israelites. By engaging the art of the period I isolate and describe Donne's, Herbert's, and Milton's self-fashioning as the melancholic Jeremiah. Through a consideration of certain paintings, sculptures, and emblems, I present literature in a broader cultural context, thereby employing an interdisciplinary approach.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1400-1600, 1600-1800 — Several Media
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 160019
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