Richard Crashaw( English poet)
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Crashaw, Richard (Crashaw, Richard) (ca. 1612-1649), English poet. Born in London, the son of a priest. Educated at Charterhouse, cheekbones and the University of Cambridge. In his student years, despite strict puritanical notions of his father, joined the high church, belonged to Catholicism.
In late 1643 or early 1644 the military successes O. Cromwell forced him to leave Cambridge. The last years of his life are full of violent events. Critical of them - go to the Catholic faith, probably in 1644. In Paris, where he voluntarily went to exile, Crashaw became friendly with the poet A. Cowley. At the end of 1646 he left for Rome, Cardinal Secretary Palotto, who find him a modest position in the canon of Loreto, where Crashaw, and died August 21, 1649.
The most well known for his "Steps to the Temple" (Steps to the Temple) and the exultation of music "(Delights of the Muses; printed under the same binding in 1646), Crashaw without due reason ascribed to the Metaphysical poets 'sacred' line. Although he admired the poetry Dzh.Herberta, the most significant of his disciples among the English, Donna D. Religious Poetry, verse Crashaw little tradition must Donna and their correct and rational design belongs to Classicism 17. True his mentor was Boris Johnson. Crashaw preference couplet and quatrain before all other strofiki, trehstopnye size he was able to give energy and sonority, which were in force only one Johnson. Contents Crashaw's poems also far from donnovskogo; sophisticated love lyrics Donna, . whose sense of everything being subjected to analysis, . finds echoes in Crashaw, . not speak as he and spiritual struggles, . captured his older contemporaries,
. Crashaw was the most significant representative of the English Baroque, . but as in the English literature of the Baroque leaving only the trend of exotic, . often say about him only in connection with the failure Crashaw, . what was, . example, . poem "Weepers" (The Weeper),
. Nevertheless baroque aspirations generated and recognized SchцTder Crashaw - Hymns to St.. Therese.