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Excerpt from The Complete Poetical Works Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, as of most authors, would probably be to ofier a broad general view of his writ ings, and to analyze with some critical precision his rela tion to other writers, contemporary or otherwise, and the merits and defects of his performances. In this case. As in how few others, one would also have to consider in what degree his mind worked consentaneously or diversely in two several arts, the art of poetry and the art of painting. But the hand of a brother is not the fittest to undertake any work of this...

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - An Introduction

Dante Gabriel Rossetti was born on 12th May 1828 in London, England.

As a youth he was "self-possessed, articulate, passionate and charismatic" but also "ardent, poetic and feckless". Like his siblings, including famed poet Christina Georgina Rossetti, he most wished to be a poet but had a keen eye as a painter, having shown a great interest in Medieval Italian art.

Together with Williamn Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais they developed and founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Their mission? To reform English art and return to the detail, intense col

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A major poet, writer and painter, Dante Gabriel Rossetti was seen as the dominating cultural presence in the second half of the 19th century. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite movement, revised and re-imagined Blake's project of marrying images and texts, and was a shaping influence on Modernist aesthetic ideas and practices. His translations are original poetical works in their own right. Jerome McGann, scholar of the 19th and 20th century, presents a selection of Rossetti's poetry, prose and original translations. The collection is accompanied by McGann's commentaries and notes.
The famous Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti was also a celebrated poet, scholar and translator, whose works influenced the European Symbolists, serving as a precursor of the Aesthetic movement. His early poetry was influenced by John Keats, whilst his later verses were characterised by the complex interlinking of thought and feeling, as demonstrated by his masterpiece, the sonnet sequence, ‘The House of Life’. This volume of the bestselling Delphi Poets Series presents the complete written works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, with beautiful illustrations, rare works and the usual Delph...
This outstanding anthology presents the most inspired verse of the the Pre-Raphaelite movement — a treasury of poems that resounds with a lush musicality of language. The poetry of Dante Gabriel Rossetti crowns this collection: highlights include "The Blessed Damozel," "My Sister's Sleep," and selections from The House of Life. Christina Rossetti is amply represented by "Remember," "Cousin Kate," "Song," "The Convent Threshold," and other memorable poems. Algernon Charles Swinburne's "The Garden of Proserpine" and William Morris' "The Haystack in the Floods" appear here, along with George Mere...
In its response to a distinct revival of interest in Pre-Raphaelite painting, much biographical attention has been focused on members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and on Dante Gabriel Rossetti in particular. Rossetti's poetry, however, received comparatively scant attention, and that often far from sympathetic. This 1981 book aims to provide the basis for a better understanding and a juster appreciation of his poetic achievement. The main emphasis of the book is on Rossetti's distinctive imaginative world and the body of imagery which creates it; throughout there are close analyses of the...
Memories, fears, the fog of nightmares...
Five years after a series of Dante-inspired killings stunned Boston, a politician is found in a London park with his neck crushed by an enormous stone device etched with a verse from the Divine Comedy. When other shocking deaths erupt across the city, all in the style of the penances Dante memorialized in Purgatory, poet Christina Rossetti fears her missing brother, the artist and writer Dante Gabriel Rossetti, will be the next victim.
The unwavering Christina enlists poets Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, and Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes to decipher the ...
Born in London to highly cultured Italian parents, the poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti was a passionate translator of the poetry of Dante Alighieri and his contemporaries. The Langley Press selection includes love sonnets not included in Dante's Vita Nuova, and others by poets including Guido Cavalcanti, Guido Orlandi and Cecco Angliolieri.
Leading light of the pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Dante Gariel Rossetti (1828-1882) is best known today for his vivid, sensuous paintings. But he was drawn to both poetry and painting from boyhood and after early successes aimed to pursue a dual career. Strongly drawn to supernatural themes, his poems grapple with the mysteries of human passion and the loss of religious certainty. Varied in form as well as theme, his verse ranges from romantic ballads of betrayal and revenge through intricately wrought love sonnets to boldly erotic odes. There are simple lyrics, dramatic monologues, historical ...

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