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Reading Traherne with Professor Louis Martz

Professor Louis Martz is a treasure who, not unlike Traherne, has been overlooked by the publishing world. In other words, such works of his as The Poetry of Meditation and The Paradise Within have been out of print for some … Continue reading

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H.M. Margoliouth and Questions about Modernizing Traherne

H.M. Margoliouth, a prominent 20th century literary scholar and editor, raised important questions about whether or not Traherne’s text should be modernized, and, if so, how. Margoliuoth was no stranger to these questions. Thirty-one years before Margoliouth’s edition of Traherne’s … Continue reading

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Reading Traherne’s Centuries with H. M. Margoliouth

In 1958, a significant publishing event occurred in the history of Thomas Traherne’s Centuries of Meditations and his Poems. At this time, fifty years after Dobell’s modernized edition of Traherne’s text introduced the world to Traherne’s unique voice, Oxford University … Continue reading

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Reading Traherne’s Centuries with Bertram Dobell

Bertram Dobell was born 200 years after Thomas Traherne, but Traherne’s greatest literary contribution would not have made its way into the hands of the general public except through Dobell. Dobell’s life is a classic Victorian story that exemplifies the … Continue reading

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