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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...
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (Augustan Books of English Poetry)
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 ...

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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Poetica 7

Dante Gabriel Rossetti's versions of early Italian poetry are masterpieces of the art of poetic translation. Although his work first appeared over a hundred years ago, it is still the fullest survey of the period's poetry. Cino da Pistoia, Guido Cavalcanti and a host of others are represented, but the centrepiece is the version of Dante's `The New Life', of which Ezra Pound wrote: `I saw that Rossetti had made a remarkable translation of the Vita Nuova, in some places improving (or at least enriching) the original; that he was indubitably the man "sent", or "chosen" for that particul...

PICTURES & POEMS by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Illustrated)

Focusing on two of the most influential figures in the Pre-Raphaelite movement, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris, this book explores new ways of considering art and literature together. Elizabeth Helsinger traces the unusually close relationship between the poetry and poetics of two poet-artists and their contemporary practice of visual art and design. Her study focuses on innovations encouraged by the interaction between the arts to reassess the importance of Pre-Raphaelitism in literary as well as art history. Using the concept of “translation” from one medium to another, Helsinger

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti was born on May 12th 1828 in London, England. The young Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti was the son of émigré Italian scholar Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti and his wife Frances Polidori. To family and friends he was Gabriel, but in print he put the name Dante first (in honour of Dante Alighieri). It was an artistic family of siblings; he was the brother of famed poet Christina Rossetti, critic William Michael Rossetti, and author Maria Francesca Rossetti. During his early years Rossetti was home educated and spent hours immersed reading the Bible, Shakespeare, Dicke...
The House of Life is a poetic work that spans the life and loves of the founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Exploring the passion and ardour he felt for his wife, and later the wife of his friend and business partner, William Morris, The House of Life is an exploration of self, existence and love.
This edition features the beautiful oil paintings and pastel drawings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, with an easy to navigate index of all the poems.
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