Below are three recent stories from Today in Literature; just click through to read them in full.
The introduction to all 500 stories in our archive is available to all through our
list of authors
, but you must be a Premium Subscriber
in order to have access to the stories themselves.
Donne, Marvell, Memento Mori
| || ||On this day in 1631 John Donne died at the age of fifty-eight. Although his earlier poems and life were decidedly joie de vivre, Donne's last years were all memento mori - his famous "for whom the bell tolls" Meditation was published in 1624, his final sermon was described by contemporaries as his own funeral oration, and his final weeks were spent sleeping beside his funeral shroud.|