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John Donne

Selected Poems
Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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The status of John Donne (1572-1631) as one of the greatest poets in the English language is firmly established. He strongly influenced writers of the 17th century, and modern poets such as T.S. Eliot have praised and imitated Donne's work. His poetry is characterized by dramatic, witty, and bold language; by strikingly original imagery; and rhythms based on everyday speech. Like Shakespeare, Donne was a genius at making common words yield up rich, poetic meaning. His thought is complex, but his poems unfold in a logical way.
(P)1992 by Blackstone Audiobooks

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Horrible Horrible Voice

This is an assault on the ears!!
How any English speaker make such an abomination of the beauty that is John Donne. Just don't!! It should be a crime!

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