Archive for January, 2016

New Scholarship on Beddoes’ Poetry

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Rodney Stenning Edgecombe’s A Reader’s Guide to the Narrative and Lyric Poetry of Thomas Lovell Beddoes has been published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. In this book Dr. Edgecombe, who is a lecturer in English Literature at the University of Cape Town, argues that Beddoes had a greater gift for poetry than for drama. Edgecombe provides detailed commentaries on Beddoes’ individual poems, and the arrangement of the commentaries follows that of the texts in H.W. Donner’s 1935 The Works of Thomas Lovell Beddoes, making this an excellent companion volume to Donner’s edition.