Music at Midnight | by John Drury (review 2.0)

Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert by John Drury
(University of Chicago Press, 2013, 416 pages)

I’ve already reviewed this book once, but it was well worth a second read. I’ve loved George Herbert’s poetry since I first read it in high school. Drury’s book offers close readings of the poems and situates them within the historical context of 17th century England. Combining biography and literary criticism, it works as an introduction for those unfamiliar with Herbert or as a way to gaining a deeper appreciation for his poetry.

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