William Barnes' rhythmical versions of the Psalms

Gillespie, S. (2008) William Barnes' rhythmical versions of the Psalms. Translation and Literature, 17(1), pp. 70-84. (doi: 10.3366/E0968136108000071)

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Abstract

William Barnes' place in literary history comes partly from his dialect verse, but his metrical experimentation is also recognized as an influence on poets such as Hardy and Hopkins. It is much less well known that one of the forms this experimentation took was a complete version of the psalms which Barnes carried out in the years 1864 to 1874, was typeset (at least in part) but never published, and now exists as a substantial collection of manuscript and printed papers in the Dorset County Museum, Dorchester.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gillespie, Dr Stuart
Authors: Gillespie, S.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PR English literature
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Journal Name:Translation and Literature
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
ISSN:0968-1361
ISSN (Online):1750-0214
Published Online:01 March 2008

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