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Is authoratative edition an influential one as the word "authority" indicates or the book published by her own name? She defintely earned fame and publshed so many poems, but why didn't she have any influential book?
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ex)Today every major anthology of nineteenth-century poetry includes examples of the work that Christina Rossetti produced during her long literary career. .....By the time of her death in 1894, Christina had written more than eleven hundred poems and had published over nine hundred of them. Although this work has earned her recognition as the greatest woman poet of the Victorian Age,there is still no authoratative edition of her poetry.
Last edited by keannu; 31-May-2011 at 03:43. Reason: no answer
authoritative - that you can trust as true and correct. (ALD)
An influential book may not be authoritative.
Keannu, when you express your frustration at a lack of answers, some people may be deterred from answering. People who answer questions do so voluntarily, in their own free time. We don't expect gratitude when we do what we enjoy doing, but we get iritated if people expect answers quickly.
Many editions have mistakes, are incomplete, etc, and poets often revise their work, so compiling an authoritative edition can be a tricky task.