The Complete Poems of William Barnes: Volume I: Poems in the Broad Form of the Dorset Dialect

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This is the first volume of Oxford's three-volume edition of The Complete Poems of William Barnes. William Barnes (1801-1886) was an outstanding but undervalued dialect poet, and this will be the first critical edition of his complete poems. Volume I provides the first critical edition of his Poems of Rural Life, in the Dorset Dialect (1844), which broke new ground by memorializing in print the speech of a rapidly disappearing rural culture. Unfortunately, that 1844 volume has never been reprinted. This is partly because ...

The Complete Poems of William Barnes: Volume I: Poems in the Broad Form of the Dorset Dialect 2013, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199567522

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