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All the poetry published by Muir in his lifetime is collected here in this volume,
plus those works published after his death and a number of poems and versions of
poems left out of previous collections. The poems are arranged, where appropriate,
in sections representing the separate volumes of verse published by Muir himself,
with additional poems printed in appendices. Professor Butter’s notes identify when
each of Muir’s poems were written, and where. He quotes earlier versions and Muir’s
own comments, in letters and notebooks, on his poetry, its genesis and meaning. Not
included are Muir’s juvenilia and some occasional verses and translations, although
these are all listed.
Peter Butter was Regius Professor of English at Glasgow University until 1986. He wrote
a life of Muir (Edwin Muir: Man and Poet 1966), and edited selections of his
letters (1974) and of his uncollected essays and reviews (The Truth of
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