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Editor's Notes The George Herbert Journal series of Special Studies & Monographs was inaugurated very successfully with the 1993 volume ofJoseph H. Summers' Collected Essays on Renaissance Literature. Copies of this book are still available, both in its form as Volume XVI of the GHJ and as a separate paperback, suitable for circulating library collections, classroom adoption, and so on. In either format, the price for subscribers to the GHJ is $10; $15 for non-subscribers (plus postage). Contact the Editor for discounted prices on multiple copies and class orders, and for review and examination copies. The next book in the series, to be published simultaneously as Volume XVIII of the GHJ, will be a collection of essays edited by Jonathan F.S. Post and Sidney Gottlieb, based on the Quadricentennial conference George Herbert in the Nineties: Reflections and Reassessments. Contributors to this volume include Donald Friedman, Sidney Gottlieb, Cristina Malcolmson, Louis Martz, Jonathan F.S. Post, Peter Sacks, Michael Schoenfeldt, Joseph Summers, Helen Vendler, James Boyd White, and Helen Wilcox. The third volume in the series, following shortly thereafter, will be an edition of Henry Herbert's manuscript of biblical paraphrases, Herbert's Golden Harpe or Heavenlie Hymne, prepared by Chauncey Wood. We are actively seeking proposals for future volumes in this series. Our basic area of interest is Herbert-related materials, broadly interpreted. Send all communications and queries to the Editor. J^ Critical work on Herbert continues to multiply, not only in individual volumes on the poet but in chapters of more broadly focused studies and collections of essays so numerous that even the GHJ cannot keep up with reviewing them all in the detail that they deserve. The following brief notices, though, will at least call attention to essays that may be of particular interest to our readers. Cloud, Random, "Fiat Flux," in Crisis in Editing: Texts ofthe English Renaissance, ed. Randall McLeod. New York: AMS Press, 1994, pp. 61-172. [Densely argued and richly illustrated analysis of the many shapes of "Easter-wings," examples of inevitable and more often than not unwarranted editorial reconfigurations.] Editor's Notes91 Low, Anthony, "George Herbert: 'The Best Love,' " in The Reinvention of Love: Poetry, Politics, and Culture from Sidney to Milton. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1993, pp. 87-107. [Donne and Milton are the major poles of Low's interest in the book, but he focuses briefly on Herbert's refusal of the marriage trope as a model for devotional poetry and his substitution of the parent-child relationship, resulting in an "influential unsexing" of sacred verse.] Martz, Louis L., "Donne and Herbert: Vehement Grief and Silent Tears" and "The Generous Ambiguity of Herbert's Temple," in From Renaissance to Baroque: Essays on Literature and Art. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press, 1991, pp. 39-50, 64-83. [Another chance, always worth taking, to reread previously published essays by Martz focusing on, respectively, "some of the essential differences between Donne and Herbert . . . that are in some danger of being lost" and the need to avoid reading Herbert too rigidly and rigorously.] Roberts, John R., ed., New Perspectives on the Seventeenth-Century English Religious Lyric. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press, 1994. [Herbert is glanced at interestingly but tangentially in Helen Wilcox, " 'Curious Frame': The Seventeenth-Century Religious Lyric as Genre" and Michael C. Schoenfeldt, "The Poetry of Supplication: Toward a Cultural Poetics of the Religious Lyric," and more centrally in R.V. Young, Jr.'s irritated but knowledgeable jabs at "Donne, Herbert, and the Postmodern Muse" and Christopher Hodgkins' " 'Showing Holy': Herbert and the Rhetoric of Sanctity." The gem of the collection is Louis Martz's reminiscence about the personal and critical contexts of his Poetry ofMeditation.] Rubin, Deborah, "The Mourner in the Flesh: George Herbert's Commemoration of Magdalen Herbert in Memoriae Matris Sacrum," in Men Writing the Feminine: Literature, Theory, and the Question ofGenders, éd. Thaïs E. Morgan. Albany: State Univ. of New York Press, 1994, pp. 13-28. [Intriguing examination of the fluid relationship between mourning, "mater," and "metra," highlighting Herbert's deflection of interest and concern from his mother to himselfand his own poetic voice in these Latin poems.] 92Editor's Notes Shaw, William P., Praise...


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