John Donne | Critical Essay by Shankar Raman

This literature criticism consists of approximately 52 pages of analysis & critique of John Donne.
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SOURCE: Raman, Shankar. “Can't Buy Me Love: Money, Gender, and Colonialism in Donne's Erotic Verse.”1 Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts 43, no. 2 (spring 2001): 135-68.

In the following essay, Raman analyzes s Donne's complex use of money, gender, and colonialist discourse in three erotic poems—“Loves Progress,” “Going to Bed,” and “The Bracelet.”

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Suppressed by the licenser from the 1633 printed text of John Donne's poetry, the elegy “Loves Progress” seems also to have escaped sustained critical discussion, despite the twentieth-century revival of Donne studies. The comparative neglect does not, I think, derive simply from its being an “outrageous poem,”2 but from a sense that the poem is perhaps too transparent. In the related—and much examined—elegy...

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