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IMO, Beddoes is the greatest overlooked author of the 19th, and perhaps any, century. As long as one accepts Beddoes on his own terms, embracing the "prince of morticians" who was also a poet of fragments, then the beauty of lyrical passages that are literally scattered throughout Beddoes' entire works becomes clear. In this particular edition of Beddoes' work, which was reprinted in 1978 by AMS, as well as in Donner's companion work, "Thomas Lovell Beddoes: The Making of a Poet," which also app ...more