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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 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 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 ...
Excerpt from The Collected Works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Vol. 1 of 2: Poems, Prose-Tales and Literary Papers
HE most adequate mode of prefacing the Collected Works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, as of most authors, would probably be to offer a broad general view of his writings, and to analyse with some critical precision his relation 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 con sentaneously or diversely in two several arts - the art of poetry and...

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 came from a creative, literary family, and was himself torn between poetry and art. Although he chose painting as his profession, he continue to write poetry throughout his lifetime.
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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