Katherine Philips, a critical edition of the poetry

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Title: Katherine Philips, a critical edition of the poetry
Author: Tate, Rebecca Lynn
Abstract: Katherine Philips was a poet writing during the Comraonwealth and early Restoration Periods . During her brief lifetime (1632 -1664 ) , Philips became one of the first woraen in England to publish poetry on secular topics and one of England's first women of letters . However , there is still no reliable edition of her poetry that presents . This edition consists of three introductory chapters followed by the text . The first introductory chapter presents a brief biography of Philips . The second chapter is a critical introduction to the poetry that briefly explores Philips' use of various genres , themes , motifs , and influences . This chapter also discusses Philips' society of friendship . The third chapter is a general textual introduction that outlines editorial procedure and describes the artifacts collated in the edition . This chapter also analyzes Philips' raethod of circulating her poems and the complex relationships among the artifacts . The section following the three introductory chapters is the text of the edition which contains 138 poems by Katherine Philips , including the translations fron French and Italian , the act songs fron Pompey , and Philips' juvenalia and dubia . Each poem contains a three -part textual apparatus : a brief textual introduction , the text of the poem with emendations noted , and a historical collation of the substantive variants her complete canon and that presents her texts as near as possible to the author's originals . The first edition , published in 1664 shortly before her death , was a pirated one , and the 1667 edition , prepared by her literary executor , shows significant editorial intrusion . Other seventeenth -century editions were raerely reprints of the 1667 edition . The purpose of this edition , then , is to provide the coraplete canon of Katherine Philips' poetry in a reliable text that is as near as possible to what the author originally wrote .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /12720
Date: 1991-05

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Katherine Philips, a critical edition of the poetry. Doctoral dissertation, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /12720 .

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