The following year the appearance of Poems and Ballads brought Swinburne instant notoriety. He became identified with the “indecent” themes and the precept. Republican, pagan, a sensualist alive to pleasure and to pain, Swinburne flouted the rules of Victorian decorum and morality in his life and. Poems and Ballads. Algernon Charles Swinburne. To My Friend. Edward Burne Jones. These Poems Are Affectionately and Admiringly Dedicated.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Algernon Charles Swinburne may be one of the most famous in his day poets that I had never heard of.

Poems and Ballads

We are experiencing technical difficulties. Write a customer review. Looking for More Great Reads? His tirades against Christianity are essentially tirades against oppression, against the soul’s oppression of the body and the church’s oppression of her followers, and as long as there are people who are not free, his voice is one to be heard. All the senses are engaged in his poems, so that the reader can practically feel the lines as if they were silk or satin.

Perhaps we have Eliot to blame: In fact, perhaps the most highly rated poem in this volume is “The Triumph of Time”, a long lament over lost love in which Swinburne displays all his technichal virtuosity without losing out in emotional content.

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Nor is it all blasphemy with Swinburne. He wrote incredibly moving poetry about darkness and light, passion and despair. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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His influence on aesthetes such as Pater, and on a later generation of poets was considerable. Share your thoughts with other customers. Don’t have a Kindle?

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Poems and Ballads brought him notoriety and demonstrates his preoccupation with de Sade, masochism, and femmes fatales. Buy the selected items together This item: The Collected Poems of W.

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There he… More about Algernon Charles Swinburne. Not the shoddy, mass-produced kitsch of a Thomas Kinkade or Hallmark cards, mind you, which has absolutely nothing to do with beauty — no, Swinburne offers something very real, very moving — an overgrown garden of roses with thornsrather than plastic flowers churned out by a factory.


Atalanta in Calydon is a drama in classical Greek form, which revealed Swinburne’s metrical skills and brought him celebrity.

To experience it fully, you must, at least for moment, allow yourself to be swept away by the thundering currents and roaring rapids of his angry verses, and to move with the neverending tides of his slow and mournful sea-music.

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