The Works of Robert Browning
Wordsworth Editions, 1994 - 698 pages
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.
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One of the poets I can always go back to, no matter what: never grows old on me. There are flashes struck from midnights, there are fire-flames noondays kindle, whereby piled-up hours perish, whereby ... Read full review
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