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Poems and Balads and Atalanta in Calydon (Penguin Classics)

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Republican, pagan, a sensualist alive to pleasure and to pain, Swinburne flouted the rules of Victorian decorum and morality in his life and work He created a unique means of expression through what Tennyson called his 'wonderful rhythmic invention', and yet his verse was influenced by poets from numerous periods and countries. Many of his poems are opulent hymns to sensual love, in all its aspects, and to death and to the loss of love. Swinburne's verse is immensely diverse in form: together these two works demonstrate its rich complexity and variety. As T. S. Eliot remarked, there is no reason to call his power over words anything but genius.

This Penguin edition contains a preface, a table of dates, a commentary on the poems and two appendices, one of which is a map of the places mentioned in Atalanta in Calydon.

Synopsis:

Flouting conventional Victorian attitudes about religion, politics, decorum and morality, Swinburne was a sensualist, alive to pleasure and to pain. He was a poet not of objects and things, or of word paintings, but of energies-of wind and water-and what Tennyson called wonderful rhythmic invention. Atalanta in Calydon is a drama in classical Greek form, with choruses that reveal Swinburne's mastery of melodious verse. His poems are opulent hymns to sensual love in all its aspects, to the loss of love, and to death.

Together, the works in this unique volume demonstrate Swinburne's mastery of form and the rich complexity of his poetry. This edition contains a preface, a commentary on the poems and two appendices, including a map of the places mentioned in Atalanta in Calydon.

Table of Contents

Poems and Ballads and Atalanta in Calydon Acknowledgments

Preface

Table of Dates

Further Reading

Poems and Ballads

A Ballad of Life

A Ballad of Death

Laus Veneris

Phaedra

The Triumph of Time

Les Noyades

A Leave-Taking

Itylus

Anactoria

Hymn to Proserpine

Ilicet

Hermaphroditus

Fragoletta

Rondel

Satia te Sanguine

A Litany

A Lamentation

Anima Anceps

In the Orchard

A Match

Faustine

A Cameo

Song Before Death

Rococo

Stage Love

The Leper

A Ballad of Burdens

Rondel

Before the Mirror

Erotion

In Memory of Walter Savage Landor

A Song in Time of Order, 1852

A Song in Time of Revolution, 1860

To Victor Hugo

Before Dawn

Dolores

The Garden of Prosperine

Hesperia

Love at Sea

April

Before Parting

The Sundew

Félise

An Interlude

Hendecasyllabics

Sapphics

At Eleusis

August

A Christmas Carol

The Masque of Queen Bersabe

St. Dorothy

The Two Dreams

Aholibah

Love and Sleep

Madonna Mia

The King's Daughter

After Death

May Janet

The Bloody Son

The Sea-Swallows

The Year of Love

Dedication, 1865

Atalanta in Calydon

Notes

Appendix 1: Notes on Poems and Reviews

Appendix 2: Map of places in Atalanta in Calydon

Index of Titles and First Lines

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140422504
Editor:
Haynes, Kenneth
Author:
Haynes, Kenneth
Author:
Swinburne, Algernon Charles
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Atalanta (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Atalanta
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
92-24
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.80x5.18x1.06 in. .78 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 448 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140422504 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Flouting conventional Victorian attitudes about religion, politics, decorum and morality, Swinburne was a sensualist, alive to pleasure and to pain. He was a poet not of objects and things, or of word paintings, but of energies-of wind and water-and what Tennyson called wonderful rhythmic invention. Atalanta in Calydon is a drama in classical Greek form, with choruses that reveal Swinburne's mastery of melodious verse. His poems are opulent hymns to sensual love in all its aspects, to the loss of love, and to death.

Together, the works in this unique volume demonstrate Swinburne's mastery of form and the rich complexity of his poetry. This edition contains a preface, a commentary on the poems and two appendices, including a map of the places mentioned in Atalanta in Calydon.
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