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Richardson, James


Vanishing Lives

Style and Self in Tennyson, D. G. Rossetti, Swinburne, and Yeats James Richardson

One of the characteristic features of Victorian poetry is dimness, a vanishing away-things blur with the motion of their passing, which seems inseparable from the mind's fading as it lets them go. Tennyson, Rossetti, Swinburne, and the young Yeats are elegists of the self; they render life... More