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Editing Donne's poetry: the Donne <i>Variorum</i> and beyond

Richard K. Todd

in The Oxford Handbook of John Donne

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199218608
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199218608.013.0007

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 Editing Donne's poetry: the Donne Variorum and beyond

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This article starts by putting the tradition of editing Donne’s poems into three distinct phases. It discusses various editions of Donne’s poetry that have been produced from the seventeenth century onwards. It explains the methods used, and the difficulties and challenges various editors have had in editing the poetry. It ends by mentioning some recent editions which it deems worthy of note.

Keywords: editing; poetry; recent editions; genre; seventeenth century

Article.  3328 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800) ; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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