The Works Of Robert Browning

Author: Robert Browning
Editor: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853264184
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With an Introduction by Dr Tim Cook. Robert Browning (1812-1889) represents the intellectual and argumentative strand in English poetry in contrast to the more ornate style of Spenser and Tennyson. His poetry demonstrates how a poet must be a sharp perceptive observer of the complexity of the human condition. Perhaps his most moving poetry was written to express his feelings for his wife, the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, in which he deals in a very 'modern' way with the uncomfortable fact that we can never quite bridge the gap between ourselves and the people we love.

The Poems

Author: Robert Browning
Editor: Penguin Group USA
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Gathers, in chronological order, the poems Browning wrote after 1872

Robert Browning S Asolando

Author: Richard S. Kennedy
Editor: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826209177
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Asolando, Robert Browning's final volume of poetry, has been overlooked by critics and readers, though at the time of its publication in 1889 it was deemed "changing" by reviewers. 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 severa of his earlier works. In Robert Browning's ASOLANDO, Kennedy 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. Browning experienced a creative resurgence during the final years of his life, a period influenced by his association with the gracious American widow Katharine Bronson. After an introductory overview of those productive years, Kennedy provides critical commentary - sometimes descriptive, sometimes analytical, and often-times judgmental - on each of the poems, indicating how they are representative of Browning's ideas and practices. Chapters are devoted to Browning's personal poems, his love poems, and those on religion, philosophy, and art. A generous selection of the poems from Asolando is reprinted in the appendix, and photographs, sketches, and reproductions of artworks complement the text throughout, offering fresh insight into the last years of this great poet's life. Robert Browning's ASOLANDO fills a void in Browning studies, yet its lucid style and inviting critical manner make the book appealing to all readers who love poetry as well as to experts in Romantic and Victorian literature.

Becoming Browning

Author: Clyde de L. Ryals
Editor: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 0814203523
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The Poetry Of Robert Browning

Author: Ralph A. Ranald
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The Complete Works Poetry Plays Letters Biographies

Author: Robert Browning
Editor: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026838130
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Robert Browning (1812 - 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, and in particular the dramatic monologue, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humor, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax. The speakers in his poems are often musicians or painters whose work functions as a metaphor for poetry. His complete works include the life and letters of Robert Browning, letters, poetry, and plays.

Robert Browning

Author: Harold Bloom
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438115822
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Provides insight into five of Browning's most influential works along with a brief biography of the poet.

Learned Lady

Author: Robert Browning
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674519008
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In reproducing sixty-six letters in the Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, plus eight letters or portions of letters previously published, this book offers one of the best sources available for the last fourteen years of Browning's life. Written to a dear friend who was also a "learned lady," the letters deal with Browning's poetry, his social life, and his friendships. They also give some of his views on the nature of poetry, of art, and of religion. The editor's introduction offers the reader a view of Mrs. Fitzgerald and her family, of the social background with which many of the letters are concerned, and of Browning, his sister, and his son. Notes clarify the many allusions that appear in the letters. An appendix by Marcelle Thiébaux includes careful bibliographical descriptions of the manuscripts and a classified list of the writing paper Browning used, information which should enable future editors to assign at least approximate dates to some of the letters Browning himself left undated.