Christina Rossetti: The Poetry of Endurance


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Christina Rossetti was considered the ideal female poet of her time. Her poetry was devotional, moral, and spoke of frustrated affection. Dolores Rosenblum presents a fresh reading of Rossetti s works and places them in the context of her life. Rosenblum shows that what was ostensibly devotional, moral, and loveless, was actually what Luce Irigaray calls mimetism, a subtle parody and subversion of the male tradition of literature. Only with the coming of feminist criticism can Rossetti be meaningfully re-evaluated. ...

Christina Rossetti: The Poetry of Endurance 1987, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809312696