Metaphysical Wit

Metaphysical Wit

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Smith seeks the reason for the central importance of wit in the thinking of the metaphysical poets.Smith argues that Donne is properly called a metaphysical poet because his verse is overwhelmingly concerned with metaphysical problems, such as derive from or resemble the problem of the Many and the One. Yet Donne is not a Dante oranbsp;...

Title:Metaphysical Wit
Author:A. J. Smith
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2006-12-14


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