Edward Taylor's Gods Determinations and Preparatory Meditations: A Critical Edition

Edward Taylor's Gods Determinations and Preparatory Meditations: A Critical Edition

by Edward Taylor
     
 

ISBN-10: 087338749X

ISBN-13: 9780873387491

Pub. Date: 02/20/2003

Publisher: Kent State University Press

Daniel Patterson's Edward Taylor's Gods Determinations and Preparatory Meditations: A Critical Edition reconsiders the texts of Taylor's two major works for the first time since Donald Stanford's 1960 edition. This volume also offers the first complete text of all the Meditations that Taylor transcribed into his "Poetical Works" manuscript. The restoration of Taylor's…  See more details below

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Daniel Patterson's Edward Taylor's Gods Determinations and Preparatory Meditations: A Critical Edition reconsiders the texts of Taylor's two major works for the first time since Donald Stanford's 1960 edition. This volume also offers the first complete text of all the Meditations that Taylor transcribed into his "Poetical Works" manuscript. The restoration of Taylor's text, however, is the most enduring value of this edition, which is designed to become the new standard edition of these poems. The scores of substantive variants and the hundreds of variants in matters of punctuation and capitalization existing between the Patterson and Stanford texts are fully reported in the back of the volume, as are all editorial emendations. Ultimately, Patterson's accurate, restored text shows Taylor to have been much more in control of his art than has previously been reported.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873387491
Publisher:
Kent State University Press
Publication date:
02/20/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.44(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Editorial Principles and Procedures
Abbreviations
Introduction: An Overview of Edward Taylor's Life and Work1
Gods Determinations47
Prologue123
Preparatory Meditations, First Series125
Preparatory Meditations, Second Series205
Glossary513
Textual Notes528
Emendations537
Variants560

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