The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, Volume 4.2

The Songs and Sonets: Part 2: Texts, Commentary, Notes, and Glosses

by John Donne

Edited by Jeffrey S. Johnson

Published by: Indiana University Press

1104 Pages, 6.12 x 9.25 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9780253058317
  • Published: November 2021


  • eBook
  • 9780253058393
  • Published: November 2021


This volume, the ninth in the series of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, presents newly edited critical texts of 25 love lyrics. Based on an exhaustive study of the manuscripts and printed editions in which these poems have appeared, Volume 4.2 details the genealogical history of each poem, accompanied by a thorough prose discussion, as well as a General Textual Introduction of the Songs and Sonets collectively. The volume also presents a comprehensive digest of the commentary on these Songs and Sonets from Donne's time through 1999. Arranged chronologically within sections, the material for each poem is organized under various headings that complement the volume's companions, Volume 4.1 and Volume 4.3.