One Equall Light An Anthology of the Writings of John Donne

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One Equall Light An Anthology of the Writings of John Donne, compiled and edited by John Moses, Introduction by Rowan Williams. Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, 2004. First Edition. 368 pages. Dark grey boards with gilt spine titles. Volume as new. Unclipped jacket has the lightest of top edge ruffling and otherwise fine.
Compiled by a recent successor of John Donne to the Deanery of St Paul’s Cathedral, One Equall Light gives prominence to the vast body of prose works left by the great metaphysical poet. All who love Donnes poetry will be delighted to find in this selection clear evidence of a restless and passionately spiritual writer. An extended foreword by Rowan Williams and introductory essay by John Moses consider this complex and contradictory character and explore the wellsprings of his creative genius. Numerous editions of the poetry of John Donne are available but until this volume, his prose writings were only accessible in scholarly university press editions. Including over 1000 extracts, this is a feast for the many people who enjoy the dramatic beauty of the poetry, a selection of which is also included here.