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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.
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...
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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...

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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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...
La Vita Nuova (Italian for "The New Life") or Vita Nova (Latin title) is a text by Dante Alighieri published in 1295. It is an expression of the medieval genre of courtly love in a prosimetrum style, a combination of both prose and verse. Besides its content, it is notable for being written in Italian, rather than Latin; with Dante's other works, it helped to establish the Tuscan dialect as the standard for the Italian language.
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 an...

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