Robert Browning's Poetry

Robert Browning s Poetry The poems are ordered chronologically according to their first appearance in book form Thirteen new poems are included in this edition with Pauline now printed in its entirety Annotations have been r

  • Title: Robert Browning's Poetry
  • Author: Robert Browning James F. Loucks Andrew M. Stauffer
  • ISBN: 9780393926002
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback
  • The poems are ordered chronologically according to their first appearance in book form Thirteen new poems are included in this edition, with Pauline now printed in its entirety Annotations have been revised throughout to clarify Browning s references and vocabulary Criticism retains the important contextual perspective of the First Edition The twenty three essays, ninThe poems are ordered chronologically according to their first appearance in book form Thirteen new poems are included in this edition, with Pauline now printed in its entirety Annotations have been revised throughout to clarify Browning s references and vocabulary Criticism retains the important contextual perspective of the First Edition The twenty three essays, nine of which are new, are divided into three sections Victorian Views, Modern Essays in Criticism, and Interpretations of Poems A Chronology, Selected Bibliography, and Index of Titles and First Lines are also included.
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    • Jake says:

      I read him in high school and in college, and while I read only a smattering of his work, two of his poems alone deserve a four star rating. "Porphyria's Lover" and "My Last Duchess" are both chilling examples of men gone mad. PL, a disturbing study in psychotic love and necrophilia, has a rhyme and meter that makes the topic all the more unnerving in its simplistic delivery. Browning is a genius in terms of how he unmasks his speaker's madnessD, a stunning look at arrogance and power shifts, di [...]

    • Laurie says:

      Time to re-read and re-assess

    • Tony says:

      Browning, Robert. DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. (This ed. 1991). ****. There are a lot of old friends in this collection of Browning’s works. These include “My Last Duchess,” “Love Among the Ruins,” “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came,” and “Rabbi Ben Ezra.” Add to these the rest of the monologues and an introduction by A. S. Byatt, and you have a comfortable evening of reading. Find a quiet place, since these poems are best read aloud. You don’t want too many people giving you funn [...]

    • Casey says:

      Robert Browning is certainly a man of intellect and genius. However, reading his poetry is difficult. Not simply from the obscurity of the subject manner, but his writing is dense and at times inarticulate.The dramatic monologues are the best. The characterizations are really wonderful, and he creates diverse, complicated plots. Browning is a lover of Italy, the Renaissance, and the Greeks. It's hard to believe he was an Englishman, as his subject manner really takes the reader to another place. [...]

    • Lady Dixie says:

      I often envision Elizabeth Barrett Browning saying to her husband, "You know, Bob, I love your poetry, but all these dukes having their wives bumped off and spurned lovers strangling women with their own hair are creeping me out. And all those obscure literary allusions -- I mean really, give me something I can use." EBB was more popular than her husband during their lifetimes.What I love about Robert Browning is his willingness to examine the more seemy side of life and to unapologetically port [...]

    • Kelly says:

      One Way of LoveAll June I bound the rose in sheaves. Now, rose by rose, I strip the leavesAnd strew them where Pauline may pass.She will not turn aside? Alas!Let them lie. Suppose they die?The chance was they might take her eye.II.How many a month I strove to suitThese stubborn fingers to the lute!To-day I venture all I know.She will not hear my music? So!Break the string; fold music's wing:Suppose Pauline had bade me sing!III.My whole life long I learned to love.This hour my utmost art I proveA [...]

    • John Bils says:

      Robert Browning’s Poetry contains a full range of Browning's poetic works from periods of his career demarcated in the collection with section headings: "The Experimental Phase (1833-1845)"; "The Major Phase (1855-1869)"; and "The Later Achievement (After 1870)." Editor John F. Loucks also excerpts one of Browning's prose works, "Introductory Essay," from an 1852 collection of private correspondence attributed to (at the time of its initial publication, anyway, though since then critics have d [...]

    • Kajah says:

      I love Browning. After reading Byatt's Possession I took up his poetry and have been delighted by them ever since. He seems to channel other time periods and people in enchanting ways and skimming around his complete works offers up so many pleasantly variegated sensations. The one I read the most is probably "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came", which for the present seems ungraspable, urgent, and hauntingly desperate in it's tone. I have the feeling Browning is going to be a worthy escape in [...]

    • Amanda says:

      I took a seminar at Davidson on Robert Browning- before this class I really had only read "My Last Duchess" and didn't know much about him. I now consider him one of my favorite poets (and I really only have two) and it's because of his use of the dramatic monologue which makes his poetry read like narrative prose, even when it has a regular metre and rhyme scheme. His poems take on specific characters and tell stories and frequently his characters are cynical or unsavory. Genius and delightful [...]

    • Ben says:

      As a poet, I admire Browning's structure more than the content of his work. His work does not move me in the way that others do, like Blake, Ferlinghetti, Poe, or Ginsberg. His works are certainly reflective of the Victorian Era in which he was writing. My favorite of all the works contained in this collection was "The Statue and the Bust."

    • Maureen says:

      I said in an earlier review that I like Browning's wife sonnets better. But that was a book leading off with The Last Duchess. Now that I think about it, a book of Browning poetry is not a bad companion on a lazy afternoon.

    • Hannah says:

      Absolutely loved this book . Browning's use of multiple pov and multiple verses means there are multiple versions of the same story and that's just genius .For me Browning remains the ultimate truth and this book captures the essence of this brilliance .

    • Carol says:

      I haven't read all the poems. I enjoyed the shorter ones, and some of the longer ones, but I generally have a hard time sticking with a poem that goes on for several pages.A few poems were familiar from college freshman English class.By the way this book was a Christmas gift.

    • Lynda says:

      I first read Browning as a teenager because I had read Barretts of Wimpole Street. I really enjoyed his works and as the years went on, I enjoyed them more profoundly.

    • Lise says:

      Classic British 19th century poetry.

    • Jaclyn Darke says:

      favorite poet hands down, across the board, game over man

    • Mii says:

      This book is a great read!

    • Samantha says:

      Not as good as his wife

    • Thomas Martinson says:

      I love his dramatic lyrics and monologues but his long form dramas tend to overyly florid and clunky. Mainly because he was more concerned with lyrical style than coherence of plot.

    • Ronald says:

      wonderful

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