Top poems 2: John Donne (1572-1631): Satire III — “Of Religion”

Donne Written in a European world wracked by religious controversy and religious war, with conflicting truth claims further complicated by late Renaissance humanism, by the beginnings of a scientific world view, and by the impact of new worlds in the Americas and elsewhere on educated people, John Donne: Satire III is part of a body of work not really valued by many until the early 20th century when its modernity captured the minds of many poets and critics. Continue reading

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Personal Reflections: Saturday Morning Musings – the art of Jiawei Shen

In Personal Reflections: Saturday Morning Musings – the art of Jiawei Shen this morning Jim Belshaw gives his account of an SBS documentary I missed last night, as I watched a DVD and then the Olympic Games.

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Jiawei Shen
Eyewitness (George Gittoes) 1997 linked to source

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