Poems and Ballads and Atalanta in Calydon

Poems and Ballads and Atalanta in Calydon

Poems and Ballads and Atalanta in Calydon

Algernon Charles Swinburne


Republican, pagan, a sensualist alive to excitement and to discomfort, Swinburne flouted the principles of Victorian decorum and morality in his existence and paintings He created a distinct technique of expression via what Tennyson known as his 'wonderful rhythmic invention', and but his verse used to be prompted via poets from various classes and nations. lots of his poems are opulent hymns to sensual love, in all its facets, and to demise and to the lack of love. Swinburne's verse is immensely varied in shape: jointly those works reveal its wealthy complexity and diversity. As T. S. Eliot remarked, there isn't any cause to name his strength over phrases something yet genius.

This quantity brings jointly Swinburne's significant poetic works, Atalanta in Calydon (1865) and Poems and Ballads (1866). Atalanta in Calydon is a drama in classical Greek shape, which printed Swinburne's metrical talents and taken him superstar. Poems and Ballads introduced him notoriety and demonstrates his preoccupation with de Sade, masochism, and femmes fatales. additionally reproduced here's 'Notes on Poems and Reviews', a pamphlet Swinburne released in 1866 based on opposed experiences of Poems and Ballads. additionally, this Penguin variation encompasses a preface, a desk of dates, a remark at the poems and appendices, certainly one of that is a map of the areas pointed out in Atalanta in Calydon.

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