John Donne's love poetry continues to generate substantial critical response. This study focuses on recent theoretically-informed approaches to the subject of Donne and criticizes the prevalent hermeneutics of suspicion. Offering alternative readings, the study argues for a pluralist approach to Donne's complex and often contradictory love poems. It also argues for a hermeneutics of faith, a recollection or restoration of meanings, as opposed to the demystification or unmasking that is typical of suspicious readings.
About the Author
The Author: David Buck Beliles is Associate Professor of English at Lyndon State College of Vermont. He received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He has published fiction and essays in various literary magazines as well as articles on Renaissance literature in professional journals.