Before the Door of God: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry (BOK)

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Before the Door of God traces the development of devotional English-language poetry from its origins in ancient hymnody to its current twenty-first-century incarnations. The poems in this volume demonstrate not only that devotional poetry - poetry that speaks to the divine - remains in vigorous practice, but also that the tradition reaches back to the very origins of poetry in English. There is a sense in these pages that the tradition of lyric poetry that developed was nearly inevitable, given the inherent concerns of the genre. Featuring the work of poets over a three-thousand-year period, Before the Door of God places the devotional lyric in its cultural, historical and aesthetic contexts. The volume traces the various influences on this tradition and identifies features that persist in devotional lyric poetry across centuries and cultures, as well as stylistic differences. To scholars, literary professionals, and general readers who find delight in fine poetry, this anthology offers much to contemplate and discuss.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEMIC
ISBN 9780300175202 Antall sider 352
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 3,2cm Vekt 916 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Jay Hopler, Kimberly Johnson
Emner og form Christianity, Poetry anthologies (various poets)

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