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.
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