Typology and Iconography in Donne, Herbert, and Milton

Typology and Iconography in Donne, Herbert, and Milton

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qDuring the Renaissance, the prophet Jeremiah appeared often in secular and religious popular culture as well as mainstream culture. This book analyzes the iconographic traditions of Jeremiah and melancholy to show how Donne, Herbert, and Milton each fashioned himself after the icons presented in Rembrandt's Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem, Sluter's sculpture The Well of Moses, and Michelangelo's fresco of Jeremiah in the Sistine Chapel. Reuben SAinchez argues that these authors fashion themselves in their texts so that their spiritual lives might parallel the narrative arc of a biblical type with the hope that the reader will turn toward God and thereby avoid the fate of the biblical Israelites.q --from back cover.The word a€œbeholda€ here plays a crucial role because the speakera#39;s inability to witness forces him, or so he argues, to turn ... a long, acrostic poem displaying characteristics of the lament, with eight stanzas for each of the twenty-two letters of theanbsp;...

Title:Typology and Iconography in Donne, Herbert, and Milton
Author: Reuben Sánchez
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-05-14

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