Contains writings about John Donne from 1873 to 1923, including Henry Morley, Edmund Gosse, W.F. Collier, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Eliot Norton, Henry Augustin Beers, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and many others.
Together these works present a record of how, from the nineteenth century onwards, critics viewed Donne, and how he became part of today's literary canon.
Catherine Phillips is a Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Downing College, Cambridge. Her previous publications include Gerald Manley Hopkins (Oxford Authors, 1986), an edition of Hopkins's Letters (Oxford, 1990), W.B. Yeats's The Hour-Glass: The Manuscript Materials (Cornell Yeats series, 1994) and a biography of Robert Bridges (Oxford, 1992).