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The Poetical Works of Robert Browning: Volume XV: Parleyings and Asolando
     

The Poetical Works of Robert Browning: Volume XV: Parleyings and Asolando

by Stefan Hawlin, Michael Meredith
 

Volume 15 in The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Browning presents poetry Browning wrote in his seventies, his last two volumes: Parleyings (1887) and Asolando (1889). The former is the poet's last sustained meditation on life and on his times, a nine-section credo covering religion, history, poetry, politics, art, and music. Asolando is a coda to his whole

Overview

Volume 15 in The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Browning presents poetry Browning wrote in his seventies, his last two volumes: Parleyings (1887) and Asolando (1889). The former is the poet's last sustained meditation on life and on his times, a nine-section credo covering religion, history, poetry, politics, art, and music. Asolando is a coda to his whole oeuvre, a mixture of short love lyrics, historical monologues and anecdotes, light verse, and poems which are quite sui generis, all grouped around the theme of 'fancies and fact'. Both volumes are presented here with previously unknown sources, a wealth of new contextual material, and many textual nuances clarified, giving a fresh view of the last phase of Browning's career. What emerges is a poet more seriously Christian, Protestant, and Liberal than previously supposed, more interested in Britain's destiny and Empire, more enmeshed in the local battles of the 1880's and a writer of considerable range and wit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198123514
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/15/2009
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 2.00(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Meredith is one of the foremost authorities on Robert Browning and his work. Stefan Hawlin is well known for this critical writings on nineteenth- and twentieth-century poetry, and for his work on previous volumes of the OET edition.

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