Charles Algernon Swinburne (1837-1909)
A selective list of online literary criticism for the British poet Charles Algernon Swinburne, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars, and articles published in peer-reviewed sources
Introduction & Literary Criticism
The Swinburne Project. A peer-reviewed online project, edited by Prof. John A. Walsh. Includes a short biography of Swinburne and text for all six volumes of his published poetry, with original page facsimiles also available.
"Algernon Charles Swinburne." A biography of Swinburne. Also a selection of his most famous poems, and lists of his books and recommended reading about him. The Poetry Foundation.
"Algernon Charles Swinburne." Biography and essays on Swinburne's writing techniques and the Victorian cultural background. Also
Victorian aesthetes and decadents. Victorian Web, ed. Prof. George P. Landow.
"The Rossettis, William Morris, Swinburne, and Others." Quite old literary criticism, from The Cambridge History of English and American Literature (1907-21)
Elliott, Philip L. "No Friends of Roses: Tennyson, Swinburne, and the Sad Young Man." On the literary influence of Swinburne and Tennyson upon each other. Victorian Poetry 35, 1 (Spring 1996) pp 95-99 [first page only, blurred, jstor].
Eliot, T.S. "Swinburne as Poet." The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism 1922.
Lessenich, Rolf P. "Ideals Versus Realities: Nineteenth-Century Decadent Identity and the Renaissance." EESE Jan. 2004
Louis, Margot. "Algernon Charles Swinburne." A substantial introduction to Swinburne from the Literary Encyclopedia [subscription service].
Pease, Allison. "Questionable Figures: Swinburne's Poems and Ballads." Pease considers art and obscenity in Swinburne's Poems and Ballads. Victorian Poetry 35, 1 (Spring 1996) [sub ser, enotes, has 8 more scholarly articles on Swinburne].
The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies. Web site for this refereed journal covering Pre-Raphaelite, aesthetic, and decadent art, culture, and literature.
"The Pre-Raphaelite Critic." An extensive list of magazine and newspaper articles dealing with Pre-Raphaelite literature or art from 1846-1900, with links to the etexts of the reviews
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