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By Yisrael Levin

targeting 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 acquired huge severe awareness, the considerate, wealthy, spiritually and politically proficient poetry that started to emerge in his thirties has been normally ignored. This quantity addresses the necessity for a fuller realizing of Swinburne's occupation that incorporates his fiction, aesthetic ideology, and analyses of Shakespeare and the good French writers. one of the key positive aspects of the gathering is the contextualizing of Swinburne's paintings in new contexts similar to Victorian mythography, continental aestheticism, positivism, and empiricism. person essays learn, between different subject matters, the dialect poems and Swinburne's place as a local 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 friendships with girls writers, and the choices made for anthologies from the 19th century to the current. Taken jointly, the essays supply students a richer portrait of Swinburne's significance as a poet, critic, and fiction writer.

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