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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 got huge severe consciousness, the considerate, wealthy, spiritually and politically educated poetry that started to emerge in his thirties has been commonly missed. This quantity addresses the necessity for a fuller realizing of Swinburne's profession that comes with his fiction, aesthetic ideology, and analyses of Shakespeare and the nice French writers. one of the key gains of the gathering is the contextualizing of Swinburne's paintings in new contexts comparable to Victorian mythography, continental aestheticism, positivism, and empiricism. person essays research, between different subject matters, 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 decisions 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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