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The variorum edition of the poetry of John Donne

Author: John Donne; Gary A Stringer; Jeffrey Johnson; Indiana University. Press,
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1995-2020] <©1995-©2020>
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Based on an exhaustive study of the manuscript and print history of Donne's poetry, this edition presents newly edited critical texts of the poems and a comprehensive digest of the critical-scholarly commentary on them from Donne's time forward. Textual introductions briefly locate the poems in the context of Donne's life or poetic development, outline the 17th-century textual history of the poems, and sketch the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Donne, John, 1572-1631.
Variorum edition of the poetry of John Donne.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, <c1995-©2005>
Named Person: John Donne; John Donne
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Donne; Gary A Stringer; Jeffrey Johnson; Indiana University. Press,
ISBN: 9780253333766 0253333768 9780253012906 0253012902 9780253034175 0253034175 9780253044037 0253044030 0253318114 9780253318114 9780253347015 0253347017 9780253050380 0253050383 0253318122 9780253318121
OCLC Number: 28633509
Notes: General editor of volumes <5- >: Jeffrey S. Johnson.
Description: volumes <2-8> : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: v. 2. The Elegies --
v. 3. The Satyres --
v. 4.1. The songs and sonets: pt. 1: general and topical commentary --
v. 5. The verse letters --
v. 6. The Anniversaries and the Epicedes and obsequies --
v. 7, pt. 1. The holy sonnets --
v. 7, pt. 2. The divine poems --
v. 8. The epigrams, epithalamions, epitaphs, inscriptions, and miscellaneous poems.
Other Titles: Poems (Bloomington, Ind.)
Poetry of John Donne
Responsibility: Gary A. Stringer, general editor.


Presents an edited text of the author's elegies and a comprehensive variorum commentary. This book is based on a study of known manuscript sources and significant printed editions of his poetry and  Read more...


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In the end, the Elegies are experiments in rhetoric, and whilst, for Donne as for Shakespeare, that does not automatically entail insincerity, it refuses to make sincerity the touchstone of Read more...

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