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The Collected Poems of Canon Richard Watson Dixon (1833-1900)


Shirley M.C. Johnson and Todd K. Bender

The complete Collected Poems of Canon Richard Watson Dixon (1833-1900) initiates a series of publications commemorating the centenary of Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. (1844-89). In 1878 Hopkins wrote to Dixon that he had made Dixon's poetry «a part of my own mind.» Dixon became one of the major correspondents of Hopkins. Although their letters are in print, Dixon's poetry has never been collected and reprinted in modern times, so scholars can scarcely understand Hopkins' detailed analyses without this volume. Dixon is an important figure both in the Pre-Raphaelite movement and in the circle surrounding Hopkins. This collection is essential for the graduate collection on Victorian literature.