The Achievement of Christina Rossetti

She now perceives the nature of the goblins' wickedness: their perversion of language. ... they are quaint orators, cunningly reversing what we know: “One parrot-voiced and jolly / Cried “Pretty Goblin' still for “Pretty Polly'” (ll.

Author: David A. Kent

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501745942

Category: Philosophy

Page: 402

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Bringing to bear a variety of perspectives on the poetry, prose, and letters of a writer whose work is just now beginning to emerge from critical neglect, this collection edited by David A. Kent should play an important role in the re-evaluation of Christina Rossetti. It consists of fifteen essays by gifted Victorian scholars who represent a wide range of methodologies and critical concerns, and it offers alternatives to the autobiographical approach that has limited appreciation of Rossetti the writer.

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