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A Modern Novel

from Meditation 17
A Modern Novel (p. 457)

Use the Web sites below to complete the following activity.

An important American writer of this century has used a phrase from this meditation of Donne’s as the title of one of his novels. Discover the title of the novel, the year of its publication, and the subject of the book. Then, by reading a summary of the novel, try to figure out the relevance of the title to the subject of the book.

John Donne (1572–1631) http://www.luminarium.org/ sevenlit/ donne/ index.html
A large Donne site, with biographical information and most of Donne's works online.

John Donne Lecture Hall http://mobydicks.com/ lecture/ JohnDonnehall/ wwwboard.html
Interesting Donne site with a large amount of information. Also, questions can be posted to a bulletin board.