A.C. Swinburne and the Singing Word by Yisrael Levin

By Yisrael Levin

concentrating on Algernon Charles Swinburne's later writings, this assortment makes a case for the seriousness and value of the writer's mature paintings. whereas Swinburne's scandalous early poetry has obtained significant severe realization, the considerate, wealthy, spiritually and politically educated poetry that started to emerge in his thirties has been typically missed. This quantity addresses the necessity for a fuller realizing of Swinburne's occupation that comes with his fiction, aesthetic ideology, and analyses of Shakespeare and the nice French writers. one of the key positive aspects of the gathering is the contextualizing of Swinburne's paintings in new contexts resembling Victorian mythography, continental aestheticism, positivism, and empiricism. person essays study, between different themes, the dialect poems and Swinburne's place as a neighborhood poet, Swinburne as a transition determine from nineteenth-century aesthetic writing to the professionalized feedback that dominates the 20 th century, Swinburne's participation within the French literary scene, Swinburne's friendship with the ladies writers, and the decisions made for anthologies from the 19th century to the present.Taken jointly, the essays provide students a richer portrait of Swinburne's value as a poet, critic, and fiction writer.

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