Major Poems and Selected Prose / Edition 1

Major Poems and Selected Prose / Edition 1

by Algernon Charles Swinburne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300104995

ISBN-13: 9780300104998

Pub. Date: 01/03/2005

Publisher: Yale University Press

Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) is, with Browning and Tennyson, one of the touchstone Victorian poets. He was a major critic and an important fiction writer as well. Emerging out of the Pre-Raphaelite circle, his bold and innovative work made him both a celebrated and controversial writer at home and a figure of international importance. Hugo, Baudelaire, and…  See more details below

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Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) is, with Browning and Tennyson, one of the touchstone Victorian poets. He was a major critic and an important fiction writer as well. Emerging out of the Pre-Raphaelite circle, his bold and innovative work made him both a celebrated and controversial writer at home and a figure of international importance. Hugo, Baudelaire, and Mallarmé were among his great admirers.
Jerome McGann and Charles L. Sligh now present a generous sampling of Swinburne's poetry and prose. This wide-ranging collection satisfies a long need for a comprehensive selection of Swinburne's work. It is accompanied by learned and critically incisive commentaries and notes.

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ISBN-13:
9780300104998
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/03/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
530
Sales rank:
1,239,532
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.18(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1Poetry
Atalanta in Calydon3
A ballad of life68
Laus Veneris70
The triumph of time82
Itylus92
Anactoria93
Hymn to Proserpine101
Hermaphroditus104
Anima Anceps106
A match107
Faustine108
Stage love112
The leper113
Before the mirror117
Dolores119
The garden of Proserpine130
Hendecasyllabics133
Sapphics134
Dedication 1865136
Prelude139
Hertha144
Before a crucifix149
Genesis154
Locusta157
A forsaken garden158
Sestina160
The complaint of Lisa (double sestina)161
Ave atque Vale165
Sonnet (with a copy of Mademoiselle de Maupin)170
A ballad of dreamland171
A ballad of Francois Villon171
A vision of spring in winter175
The complaint of the fair armouress175
On the cliffs178
By the North Sea189
The higher pantheism in a nutshell203
Sonnet for a picture204
Nephelidia204
Tristram of Lyonesse206
In harbour313
Plus ultra314
Plus intra314
On an old roundel314
To Catullus315
Envoi315
To a seamew317
Neap-tide320
A nympholept322
The lake of Gaube330
In a rosary332
Pt. 2Collected prose
"The monomaniac's tragedy, and other poems, by Ernest Wheldrake" (1858)337
"He has chosen to dwell mainly upon sad and strange things" (6 September 1862, Spectator)343
Notes on poems and reviews348
"Splendid and imperishable excellence"360
"The ebb and flow of actual life"360
"These poems are coherent and complete as trees or flowers"361
"A French critic"363
"Thyrsis" and "the forsaken merman"367
Michelangelo : "fairer than heaven and more terrible than hell"370
"D. G. Rossetti"372
"He was born and baptized into the church of rebels"375
"To him all symbolic things were literal, all literal things symbolic"376
William Blake and Dante379
"Art for art's sake first of all"380
William Blake and Walt Whitman382
Crossing the Channel from Ostend385
"The rule of art is not the rule of morals"386
"Art knows nothing of time"388
"This 'house of life' has in it so many mansions"390
"The sacred art of Mr. Rossetti"392
Charlotte Bronte and George Eliot : "the great gulf between pure genius and pure intellect"395
Charlotte and Emily Bronte : "the tragic use of landscape"397
"Emily Bronte"400
Pt. 3Uncollected poetry
Dies Irae409
[The high victorian tone]410
[Sonnet : body beautiful]411
The ballad of Villon and Fat Madge411
A ballad of dead creeds412
The cannibal catechism413
Cleopatra415
From "Arthur's flogging"418
[Sonnet : between two seas]422
Poeta Loquitur422
Disgust : a dramatic monologue424
Pt. 4Uncollected prose
A criminal case429
Dead love (once a week, 1862)433
The portrait437
Les Abimes : Par Ernest Clouet440
From Lucrezia Borgia; the chronicle of Tebaldeo Tebaldei : "chapter IV : of the gift of amorous mercy"445
From Lucrezia Borgia; the chronicle of Tebaldeo Tebaldei : "chapter VI : the treatise of noble morals"447
from Lesbia Brandon, "Via Dolorosa"452
To E. C. Stedman, Feb. 1875 [a memoir]467

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