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Published: 26 December 2013

658 Pages | 8 black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780199567522

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The Complete Poems of William Barnes

Volume I: Poems in the Broad Form of the Dorset Dialect

Edited by T. L. Burton and K. K. Ruthven

  • Reproduces the original texts in Barness first volume of poems in the Dorset dialect in which they were written
  • Includes a substantial Introduction that reconstructs the social and dialectological milieux in which Barnes conducted his pioneering enquiries into the origin of the Dorset dialect and its potential as a medium for poetry
  • Provides details of significant textual variants enabling scholars to understand exactly when, and in what ways, each poem was revised