With an Introduction and Notes by Katherine McGowran. Christina Rossetti is widely regarded as the most considerable woman poet in England before the twentieth century. No reading of nineteenth century poetry can be complete without attention to this prolific and popular poet. Rosetti's inner life dominates her poetry, exploring loss and unattainable hope. Her divine poems have a freshness and toughness of thought, while many of her love poems are erotic, and as often express love for women as for men. The varied threads of Rossetti's concerns are drawn together in what is perhaps her greatest poem, the strange and ambiguous 'Goblin Market'.
With an Introduction by Donald McFarlan. Robert Burns, the most celebrated of all Scottish poets, is remembered with great devotion - his birthday on 25th January provokes fervour and festivity among Scots and many others the world over. Born in 1759 into miserable rustic poverty, by the age of eighteen Burns had acquired a good knowledge of both classical and English literature. In June 1786 his first collection of verse, Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, which included 'To a Mouse' and 'The Cotter's Saturday Night', was greeted with huge acclaim by all classes of society. His later poems and ballads include 'Auld Lang Syne', the beautiful song 'My Love is like a Red Red Rose', 'Highland Mary', 'Scots Wha Hae' and his masterpiece, 'Tam o'Shanter'.
Author: Stefan van den Bossche
Release Date: 2016-11-21
Met Zuiver en ontroerend beweegloos. Prerafaëlitische sporen in de Belgische kunst en literatuur gaat de auteur op zoek naar restanten van de beroemde Engelse kunststroming uit het midden en de tweede helft van de negentiende eeuw in de Belgische kunst (schilderkunst) en literatuur van het fin de siècle. Cruciaal daarin zijn van prerafaëlitische zijde figuren als Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown en John Ruskin. Maar er waren een aantal continentale katalysatoren nodig die het prerafaëlitisme kenden en filterden in functie van een cultuurhistorische transfer naar onze contreien. Figuren als Pol de Mont, Jozef Muls, de gebroeders Khnopff, Charles van Lerberghe of Maurice Maeterlinck zijn daarbij van groot belang. Op die manier vertoont zich een specifiek beeld van onze kunst en literatuur van de laatste decennia van de negentiende en het eerste decennium van de twintigste eeuw, geschreven vanuit een nauwkeurig samengestelde prerafaëlitische typologie. Daaruit resulteert dan weer een specifiek paradigma met laatromantische en symbolistische trekken. Het is overigens voor het grootste deel via het symbolisme dat prerafaëlitische impulsen in onze kunsten konden gedijen. De implementering ervan levert echter, enkele uitzonderingen en aangename verrassingen niet te na gesproken, niet meteen het artistieke gehalte van de Engelse voorbeelden en prototypes.
Author: Laurence W. Mazzeno
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2016-12-08
Genre: Literary Criticism
Applying ecocritical theory to the work of Victorian writers, this collection explores what a diversity of ecocritical approaches can offer students and scholars of Victorian literature, at the same time that it critiques the general effectiveness of ecocritical theory. Interdisciplinary in their approach, the essays take up questions related to the nonhuman, botany, landscape, evolutionary science, and religion. The contributors cast a wide net in terms of genre, analyzing novels, poetry, periodical works, botanical literature, life-writing, and essays. Focusing on a wide range of canonical and noncanonical writers, including Charles Dickens, the Brontes, John Ruskin, Christina Rossetti, Jane Webb Loudon, Anna Sewell, and Richard Jefferies, Victorian Writers and the Environment demonstrates the ways in which nineteenth-century authors engaged not only with humans’ interaction with the environment during the Victorian period, but also how some authors anticipated more recent attitudes toward the environment.
One of the leading poets of the nineteenth century, Elizabeth Barrett Browning had a profound influence on her contemporaries and on writers that followed her. This edition provides a rich and varied selection of Barrett Browning’s poetry, including relatively neglected material from her early career and works never before included in editions of her poetry. The edition is comprehensively annotated and includes a critical introduction; detailed headnotes for each poem also provide the reader with a deep understanding of the historical, biographical, and literary contexts in which the poems were written. The extensive appendices include reviews and criticism and material on factory reform and slavery, as well as religion and the Italian Question.
Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-12-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
Lucid, entertaining and full of insight, How To Read A Poemis designed to banish the intimidation that too often attends thesubject of poetry, and in doing so to bring it into the personalpossession of the students and the general reader. Offers a detailed examination of poetic form and its relationto content. Takes a wide range of poems from the Renaissance to the presentday and submits them to brilliantly illuminating closesanalysis. Discusses the work of major poets, including John Milton,Alexander Pope, John Keats, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson,W.B. Yeats, Robert Frost, W.H.Auden, Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon,and many more. Includes a helpful glossary of poetic terms.
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