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Aurora Leigh By Elizabeth Barrett Browning Margaret Reynolds,

  • Title: Aurora Leigh
  • Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning Margaret Reynolds
  • ISBN: 9780393962987
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
  • Backgrounds and Contexts includes thirty letters or letter excerpts by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning that trace Aurora Leigh s inception, evolution, and publication Seven contemporary documents on the woman question, prostitution, socialism, and poetic theory place the text historically Criticism collects twenty five assessments of Aurora Leigh fro Backgrounds and Contexts includes thirty letters or letter excerpts by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning that trace Aurora Leigh s inception, evolution, and publication Seven contemporary documents on the woman question, prostitution, socialism, and poetic theory place the text historically Criticism collects twenty five assessments of Aurora Leigh from the period 1899 1993 A wide range of opinion is provided by George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Ellen Moers, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, Angela Leighton, Deirdre David, Dorothy Mermin, and Margaret Reynolds, among others A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
    Aurora Leigh Backgrounds and Contexts includes thirty letters or letter excerpts by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning that trace Aurora Leigh s inception evolution and publication Seven contemporary

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    1. What do you say to someone who tells you to stop being yourself You love him and you want to marry him, and he comes out with that He tells you to stop writing poetry it s something women can t do well apparently, and he tells you to give it up Essentially, he tells you to stop being you Here is Romney s ignorant argument to his Aurora We get no Christ from you and verily We shall not get a poet in my mind Aurora does the right thing, she says the right things, and she walks away She doesn t sac [...]

    2. Actual rating is closer to 3.75 stars.Ah, Aurora Leigh, how do I review thee Shall I recount the ways in which you made me cry,the nights of frustration, the days of recluse,since I had a dissertation to finish,and you were just so damn unreadable Aurora Leigh is a weird book.With that, I reworked my basic sigh of desperation while I was writing into the opening line of my dissertation, because this book is just fucking weird, man.I regularly doubted if I should keep that introduction, but my ad [...]

    3. Maybe this poem fascinates me because I go to Baylor Maybe these words excite me because I can stroll through the Armstrong Browning library and see early drafts of Aurora Leigh in the author s own handwriting Maybe EBB s living room furniture releases some abundance of curiosity in my mind that pops the words off the page Maybe I like this poem because I know that EBB and I have read many of the same books and this produces some type of brain kinship.I m not really sure.All I know is that I rea [...]

    4. I m normally not a huge poetry fan especially English poetry , but I make an exception for Aurora Leigh A verse novel, an urban epic, a working wife and househusband there s too much paradox here not to love it.

    5. This is a Victorian epic poem that I had to read for my Victorian Literature class While it was rather long and at times opaque, I really did enjoy it I m not a quote person, but I found myself underlining passages and connecting with this book This book is rather fascinating, especially because of the cast of characters who are quite complex I even wrote my final paper on this, so you know I enjoyed it I would love to come back to this in the future and really enjoy and tear apart this text.

    6. I m teaching this epic poem in my Victorian Poetry class this month, which has given me a chance to read it again for the first time in several years I first read Aurora Leigh as a first year college student in 1994 and was utterly blown away by the fact that a Victorian poem addressed so frankly the kinds of questions I was thinking about as a young woman in the late twentieth century What kind of work should I do in the world What kind of work did the world need Could a poet help make the worl [...]

    7. I needed a break from my Gothic teen novels so decided to read this epic poem by one of my favorite poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning I thought it was beautiful It was a feminist story to some extent and a good attempt to describe what it is to be an artist poet I was touched by much of the imagery and eloquence in the writing Was it an easy read, no It took me a while to get through simply because I really had to concentrate on what I was reading I guess it was a good thing I moved away from the [...]

    8. I think I have always secretly wanted to be EBB Aurora Leigh and that is why this text about the profound power of writing and the staggering beauty of reading gives my soul hope Plus, it s a novel in verse Could YOU write a novel in verse

    9. I am surprised to say that I really liked this I think if asked before I read it if I would enjoy Victorian feminist epic poetry, I would have answered with a definitive no The plot of this is a bit predictable, but there are some really lovely images in here And I was also a bit shocked by how violent it all was mostly in metaphor, though not entirely Which I think is pretty interesting when you hold it up alongside the idea of poetry as a feminine thing both gendered female, if a poem has a ge [...]

    10. Readers should be greeted with a warning that this is a longer narrative poem than Paradise Lost That being said, it s also a great story full of intrigue, references of Italy versus England, feminism, and literature The love story, albeit very Jane Eyre, is also touching although I d like to imagine they re slightly distant cousins than described Aurora is a great female character and a wonderful individual in her own right Her search for truth and poetry is admirable, as is the story of Maria [...]

    11. This is a great novel in verse Though long the story is well told I had missed this masterpiece earlier in life and am quite glad to find it now.I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy love stories or poetry.

    12. So much fun to read Elizabeth Barrett Browning takes the narrative to the next level, while suggesting some revolutionary ideas for the 19th century.

    13. You d think I d eventually tire of reading about the plight of the struggling artist Well, I guess I kind of havebut this is in versed gorgeously written

    14. from BOOK ONE A book in one hand, mere statistics, ifI chanced to lift the cover count of allThe goats whose bears are sprouting down toward hell.I read books bad and good some bad and goodAt once good aims not always make good books Well tempered spades turn up ill smelling soilsIn digging vineyards, even .The world of books is still the world, I write,And both worlds have God s providence, thank God,To keep and hearten with some struggle, indeed,Among the breakers, some hard swimming throughTh [...]

    15. Aurora Leigh was meant to be Elizabeth Barrett Browning EBB s crowning masterpiece Whether it is or is not a masterpiece is up to the reader, I think It is undoubtedly ambitious and unique I think Aurora Leigh is a remarkable if imperfect epic poem about the value of the artist in society, the place of women in Victorian England, and Aurora s struggles to balance both those roles.At 20, passionate, idealistic, and orphaned Aurora Leigh does the unthinkable she rejects her wealthy cousin s offer [...]

    16. Una lettura meravigliosa questo romanzo in versi della grande Elizabeth Barrett Browning Un opera matura, in parte autobiografica, in cui confluisce tutta la sua profonda cultura e dove, libera da ogni vincolo e ormai donna consapevole di poter affermare le proprie idee senza ti di essere giudicata, espone concetti molto scandalosi per l epoca autodeterminazione femminile, perdizione, stupro, parlando inoltre del corpo della donna in maniera impensabile per l epoca Il tutto filtrato attraverso l [...]

    17. Of writing many books there is no end And I who have written much in prose and verseFor others uses, will write now for mine Will write my story for my better selfAs when you paint your portrait for a friend,Who keeps it in a drawer and looks at itLong after he has ceased to love you, justTo hold together what he was and is Although fairly difficult to read and understand for a non native speaker of English as myself, Aurora Leigh is an interesting poem on many levels Firstly, it adapts the form [...]

    18. I first found out about Aurora Leigh in a search for epic poetry by women Although I m not ultimately comfortable, now that I ve finished it, with calling it an epic, I daresay it s nevertheless a masterful novel in blank verse, featuring among its prominent themes the struggle for social equality, feminism, and the empyrean aspirations of the artist Barrett Browning has here expertly dovetailed the plot mechanics of a novelist with the spirited musings of a poet Yes, it s at times difficult to [...]

    19. Elizabeth Barrett Browning s long verse novel Stylistically, it reads fluently, with generally simple straightforward language For me it has two defects The first is that the characterisation of Aurora herself lacks sufficient interest The second, that there is too much moralising and reflection Having said that, it is an important proto feminist work.

    20. I was not a fan of either a the style of this book and b the protagonist Aurora Leigh was annoying and whiny.

    21. Aurora Leigh is to Elizabeth Barrett Browning as the Prelude is to William Wordsworth thus is the poetry class description That statement has much truth though, since Aurora Leigh Browning s version of the poet s journey However, her poetic journey is markedly different from Wordsworth s in that she focuses on the woman s journey and presents her story as an epic narrative in novel format Aurora Leigh, the poem s heroine, struggles with what she feels is her calling to poetry, for she has to sim [...]

    22. Aurora Leigh is a beautiful, sublime poem written in blank verse The language, however, is not the only strong point of the poem The character of Aurora is fierce and compassionate, as she adapts to her new life in Britain despite her stern aunt Aurora is born to an English father and an Italian mother and happily spends her childhood among the mountains in Italy When Aurora s mother dies when she is only four, her father continues to raise her in Italy among her mother s people When Aurora s fa [...]

    23. Wanted to love it because of its inherent weirdness, the humour and eccentricity is, however, too leavened by the Victorian moral earnestness and slowness Very thoughtful

    24. Aurora Leigh, be humble Shall I hope To speak my poems in mysterious tune With man and nature Here in this question is the novel s entire theme It is Aurora s one desire to write poems beautiful and true Poetry awakens her orphaned heart, poetry sets her soul on fire This lengthy novel poem is the story of a soul, a soul made beautiful by its love for art.Lecturers and professors will pull out many other elements of the work its feminist leanings, its reaction against socialistic movements, its [...]

    25. This is epic poetry in narrative, which Elizabeth Barrett Browning attempted to give attention to in the Victorian novel interested audience, and it was very successful It also nicely gave details about the current culture, focusing for most of the book on life in the mid nineteenth century This follows the narrator, Aurora Leigh, from birth to age thirty, from her childhood in Italy to her move to frosty England, and back to Italy, from her denied proposal with Romney Leigh to her life with Mar [...]

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