Biathanatos has 25 ratings and 4 reviews. kaelan said: John Donne’s BIAΘANATOΣ is a strange text. On the surface, it purports to defend that paradox or. Biathanatos: John Donne: Prose: casuistic defense of suicide entitled Biathanatos. His own contemplation of suicide, he states, prompted in him “a charitable. He has authored The Influence of John Donne: His Uncollected Seventeenth- Century Printed Verse; edited Biathanatos by John Donne, The First and Second .

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John Donne’s Biathanatos

Donne’s vindication of suicide is both tedious and fascinating. Malloch probably the preeminent Biathanatos scholar glosses one especially telling letter as follows: J Luis Rivera rated it really liked it Apr 02, Unlike the logical paradox, in which a proposition is inconsistent with itself, the rhetorical paradox involved the vindication of a superficially contradictory or improbable thesis—e.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Philip marked it as to-read Sep 03, The office of the paradoxes themselves is not to deceive, but by a show of deceit to force the reader to uncover the truth.


Fenia rated it it was amazing Oct 13, They exist only within the antithetical action of the reader, and if he allows them i. Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. To ask other readers questions about Biathanatosplease sign up.

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Marie marked it as to-read Jun 29, As a genre, the paradox has its roots in Classical oratory traditions, but experienced a spike of dknne in the late Renaissance. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Recent posts Guest post: Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery. Conceptual Tools Index 2: Concepts in Historical Watermarks; vols.

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