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Robert Browning's Asolando: The Indian Summer of a Poet
     

Robert Browning's Asolando: The Indian Summer of a Poet

by Richard S. Kennedy
 

Richard Kennedy asserts that Asolando, published the day Browning died, was a fitting cap to this great poet's career and, indeed, is a more outstanding achievement than several of his earlier works. This volume breaks new ground in Browning studies by fusing biography and critical commentary to provide the fullest single account of this poet's last years and his

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Richard Kennedy asserts that Asolando, published the day Browning died, was a fitting cap to this great poet's career and, indeed, is a more outstanding achievement than several of his earlier works. This volume breaks new ground in Browning studies by fusing biography and critical commentary to provide the fullest single account of this poet's last years and his last volume of poems.

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"Kennedy's study of Browning's Asolondo is a useful and instructive introduction to the poet's last volume, often neglected, more often misunderstood because of its 'personal' tone.--Choice

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Originating in a series of lectures he gave at the New York Browning Society in the spring of 1990, Kennedy's (English emeritus, Temple U.) study fuses biography and critical commentary to provide an account of Browning's (1812-1889) last years and his last volume of poems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826209177
Publisher:
University of Missouri Press
Publication date:
12/28/1993
Edition description:
1
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Richard S. Kennedy is Professor Emeritus of English at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He is author or editor of many books, including the multivolume Notebooks of Thomas Wolfe.

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