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By Yisrael Levin

targeting Algernon Charles Swinburne's later writings, this assortment makes a case for the seriousness and importance of the writer's mature paintings. whereas Swinburne's scandalous early poetry has obtained enormous serious awareness, the considerate, wealthy, spiritually and politically proficient poetry that started to emerge in his thirties has been usually missed. This quantity addresses the necessity for a fuller knowing of Swinburne's occupation that comes with his fiction, aesthetic ideology, and analyses of Shakespeare and the nice French writers. one of the key beneficial properties of the gathering is the contextualizing of Swinburne's paintings in new contexts reminiscent of Victorian mythography, continental aestheticism, positivism, and empiricism. person essays learn, between different issues, the dialect poems and Swinburne's place as a nearby 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 choices made for anthologies from the 19th century to the present.Taken jointly, the essays supply students a richer portrait of Swinburne's value as a poet, critic, and fiction writer.

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