Recently it became known about a unique find. In the United Kingdom found a vast unknown handwritten collection of poems of John Donne— metaphysical poet, priest and preacher. It was discovered in a country house Melford house in the English County of Suffolk for the expert auction house Sotheby’s Dr Gabriel Heaton. The manuscript lay in Melford house at least two hundred years, its origin is unknown and it had not previously been known in the art. About this newspaper The Guardian.
Dr. Heaton believes that the manuscript was compiled during the life of Donna, since the publication of the printed version of his poems in 1633, did those books pointless.
Before our time came about thirty manuscripts with a relatively complete collection of his poems, but few are as complete as the found manuscript.
Found bound manuscript lying in a box with other archival papers. It contains 139 poems Donna, as well as a number of works by other authors, including six poems of unknown origin.
According to Dr. Heaton, the manuscript was originally bound, and then her recorded poems Donna — they took about half of the total. Later in the book were added the writings of other poets — perhaps, did the new owners of the manuscript.
On Russian language poetry Donna began to move in the second half of the twentieth century. To work on translations of Donna was attracted by Joseph Brodsky. Brodsky had translated eight poems, but then the work on the publication was interrupted. To date, the Donna known poems in translation by many poets.
Note, Donne was a prominent English poet of the late XVI — early XVII century, a younger contemporary of Shakespeare, representative of the English Baroque.
Donne also became famous as an outstanding preacher and in 1621 took the post of rector of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, where he remained until his death.
The poet worked in different genres, was known for his love lyrics, satyrs, epigrams, elegies, and religious poetry. He was a real experimenter, safely retreating from the established poetic clichés. The characteristic features of poetry Donna are the combination of eroticism and intense spiritual search, addicted to the sudden and profound metaphors of the concept, conversational tone of the verse, intellectualism, Baroque wit.
For the ability to speak simultaneously about the earthly and the divine donn received among later critics the nickname “the metaphysician”. Today Donne is considered the founder of the “metaphysical school” of English poets of the first half of the XVII century.
Recall, a team of researchers from the University of Toronto, the University of Melbourne and IBM in Australia taught the neural network to generate the sonnets in the style of William Shakespeare.
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