Edward Taylor (1642-1729) was one of the most influential ministers in Puritan New England. He was also a prolific but unpublished poet. With the discovery of his poetry in 1936 and the publication of a nearly complete volume in 1960, his reputation as the premiere early American poet has grown immensely. Beginning with an overview of his life and times, this reference analyzes Taylor's poems in light of Puritan doctrine and his thoughts about poetry. The book traces the genesis of his works, their editorial and publication history, and the complex cultural and historical background of his writings.In chapter 2 I analyze the Preparatory Meditations as a whole and delve into its meaning as a meditative handbook that charts ... It becomes easy for a reader to see, as the meditations proceed, that Taylor equates his own ability to write poetryanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Poems of Edward Taylor|
|Author||:||Rosemary Fithian Guruswamy|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 2003|