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Browning's Old Florentine Painters: Italian Art and Mid-Victorian Poetry

Kelvin Everest

in Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236740
eISBN:
9781846314285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236740.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Robert Browning's dramatic monologues, ‘Fra Lippo Lippi’ and ‘Andrea del Sarto’, were part of his collection of poems titled Men and Women, published in 1855. These monologues focus on two real-life ... More


Browning

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

What makes Robert Browning’s poetry exhilarating is not optimism, but strenuous vitality. Life is presented as a challenge. Failure is inevitable but unimportant, so long as the fight goes on. The ... More


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