PositiveWall Street JournalErudite, entertaining ... Super-Infinite is an attempt to crack Donne’s code ... Super-Infinite hardly reads like an academic work. Ms. Rundell does not attempt a feminist defense of Donne’s love poetry...she adores much of it despite any reservations. There is little analysis of his artistic influences, and less of his posthumous reputation. Instead she ransacks his poetry and prose for insight into the man himself ... As a meditation on \'love, sex and death\'” as the book’s jacket copy has it, and as a guide to how John Donne’s mind worked, Super-Infinite is a wonder. The account leaves a few questions, mostly concerning Donne’s religious development ... Ms. Rundell, like all literary biographers, cites many phrases from her subject’s writing, suggesting how they shed light on episodes from life. At times, this means transposing a passage composed during one period into a quite different chronological context. Can the words of the dashing young clerk or struggling scribbler really illuminate the thoughts of the grandee of St. Paul’s? Super-Infinite almost convinces you they can.