Christina Rossetti: A Literary Biography

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Faber & Faber, 29. 11. 2012 - Počet stran: 656

'Jan Marsh's book is the best researched and fullest biography of Rossetti we have yet had.' Fiona MacCarthy, New York Review of Books

'Although never formally part of the Pre-Raphaelite poetic school, which included her brother Gabriel, William Morris, and Algernon Swinburne, Christina Rossetti has always been linked to it. [Jan Marsh] gives full attention to both the individual and her unique variety of fantastic and devotional poetry... Marsh delineates an appealing person while examining her adolescent nervous breakdown, abortive engagement to a lapsed Catholic painter, frustrated love for an absentminded scholar, and relationships with her devout but hearty sister, Maria, and with her brothers... The author's steady, sympathetic course through Rossetti's divided life enables readers to delve into the intense and original self most fully expressed in her poetry.' Kirkus Review


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Jan Marsh is a reliable biographer of the Pre-Raphaelite Circle. Excellent coverage and commentary on the poetic works of Christina. This book brings the poet, her limited world, her family and her ... Přečíst celou recenzi


Nursery Days
Family Life
First Poems
Sin and Sisterhoods
Portrait of the Artist As Young Poetess
James and The Germ
Bleak Midwinter of the Soul
Prince and Alchemist
Italy and Beyond
Penkill and Swinburne
SingSong and Commonplace
Disease and Derangement

The Bouquet
Frome Forlorn Hope
Wrestlings in the Soul
Full Powers
No Thank You John
Highgate Penitentiary
Girls and Goblins
Sister and Sisters
The Rubicon
Towards Publication
Admirers and Rivals
Lucy Arrives and Maria Leaves
Speaking Likenesses
Public Cause and Private Grief
Equal in Christ
Morma Innominata and Later Life
Gabriels Death
Letter and Spirit
Girls Protection
Times Flight
Narrowing Grooves
Lost Laureate
Index Plates Copyright
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Jan Marsh's first major book was a critical biography of the poet Edward Thomas, which foreshadowed many of the themes in Back to the Land. Since then she has published the pioneering study Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood followed by biographies of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Christina Rossetti, together with books on women in English country houses and in the Bloomsbury movement. She has curated several exhibitions, including Pre-Raphaelite Women Artists, Black Victorians and Rossetti rerturns to Vasto (in Italy). Her next publication will be the collected Correspondence of Jane Morris, edited with Frank Sharp.

Faber Finds is reissuing Back to the Land, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Christina Rossetti.

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