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Christina Rossetti (1830–1894)

Autor/a de Goblin Market

126+ obres 4,566 Membres 56 Ressenyes 31 preferits

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Crèdit de la imatge: Portrait of Christina Rossetti, by her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Public domain ; Wikipedia)

Obres de Christina Rossetti

Goblin Market (1862) 736 exemplars
The Complete Poems (1979) 515 exemplars
Rossetti: Poems (1993) 257 exemplars
Poems and Prose (1994) 182 exemplars
Sing-Song (1872) 171 exemplars
Poems (Everyman Poetry) (1996) 81 exemplars
Selected Poems (Fyfield Books) (1984) 66 exemplars
Christina's Carol (2021) 64 exemplars
Wombat (2018) 52 exemplars
What Can I Give Him? (1985) — Autor — 51 exemplars
Commonplace (1870) 47 exemplars
Color: A Poem (1992) 44 exemplars
Fly Away, Fly Away Over the Sea (1991) 35 exemplars
Blooming Beneath the Sun (2019) 34 exemplars
What Is Pink? (1963) 34 exemplars
Verses (1895) 15 exemplars
Maude (1976) 13 exemplars
Doves and Pomegranates (1969) 9 exemplars
Love Poems (1994) 8 exemplars
Speaking likenesses (2006) 7 exemplars
The Skylark (First Poems) (1991) 5 exemplars
Florilegio (1997) 5 exemplars
Cin Pazari ve Secme Siirler (2011) 4 exemplars
Nostalgia del cielo (2001) 3 exemplars
Who Has Seen the Wind? (2000) 3 exemplars
Adding: a poem (1964) 3 exemplars
A Christmas carol 2 exemplars
Poems (1876) 2 exemplars
Il cielo è lontano (1995) 2 exemplars
Mix a Pancake (2001) 2 exemplars
Liefdessonnetten (2004) 2 exemplars
Adding: A Poem 2 exemplars
Christina Rossetti 2 exemplars
Story Clouds 1 exemplars
Family of Strangers 1 exemplars
How Many Seconds? 1 exemplars
Donne d'amore (2011) 1 exemplars
El mercado de los duendes (2004) 1 exemplars
Hurt No Living Thing (1987) 1 exemplars
The Poetry 1 exemplars
Christmas Short Works Collection 2014 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Sing Song 1 exemplars
Collected Poems 1 exemplars
Sonnets 1 exemplars
Rossetti Poetry 1 exemplars
Healing Poetry (2013) 1 exemplars

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The Virago Book of Such Devoted Sisters (1993) — Col·laborador — 44 exemplars
A Golden Land (1958) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
Images of Beauty (1804) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
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In the bleak midwinter (2010) — Autor — 11 exemplars
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Winter in the Air (2018) — Redactor/compositor — 4 exemplars
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The Lost Birds: An Extinction Elegy (2022) — Redactor/compositor — 3 exemplars
In The Bleak Midwinter — Autor — 2 exemplars
In the Bleak Midwinter — Redactor/compositor — 1 exemplars
Der Phoenix und die Taube - Englische Lyrik in deutscher Fassung (1991) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Rossetti, Christina
Nom oficial
Rossetti, Christina Georgina
Altres noms
Alleyne, Ellen
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Highgate Cemetery, London, England, UK
País (per posar en el mapa)
England, UK
Lloc de naixement
London, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
London, England, UK
Llocs de residència
London, England, UK
private tutors
artist's model
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (brother)
Rossetti, William Michael (brother)
Rossetti, Maria Francesca (sister)
Rossetti, Gabriele (father)
Polidori, John William (uncle)
Angeli, Helen Rossetti (niece) (mostra-les totes 7)
Polidori, Gaetano (maternal grandfather)
Oxford Movement
Biografia breu
Christina Rossetti's popularity grew after her death and she is now considered one of the leading English Victorian poets. She was born in London, one of four children of aristocratic Italian parents who had emigrated to the UK after her father Gabriele Rossetti was forced into political exile. At age 12, she wrote her first poems, which were printed in the private press of her grandfather. In 1850, under the pseudonym "Ellen Alleyne," she contributed seven poems to the Pre-Raphaelite journal The Germ, founded by her brother William Michael Rossetti and his friends. By the 1880s, Christina had become an invalid from recurring bouts of thyroid disease, which ended her attempts to work as a governess. However, she continued to write. In 1891, Christina apparently developed cancer, and died three years later. Her work influenced that of other writers such as Virginia Woolf, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Philip Larkin. Although not a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Christina was engaged for a time to the painter James Collinson, who was a founder of that group with her brothers Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Michael, and she sat as a model for several of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's most famous paintings.




This is a collection of poems about love, lust, sex, betrayal, and death. So, who decided this was for kids?
eurydactyl | Jul 20, 2023 |
Aterrorizada por el desolado destino de la soltería, Jane Charlmont, la menor de tres hermanas, se lanza sin el menor miramiento a un matrimonio por interés con un viejo y rico viudo, suegro por lo demás del hombre del que estuvo enamorada una de sus hermanas.
Natt90 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Nov 22, 2022 |
Christina was the youngest of the glamorous and talented Rossetti siblings, three-quarter-Italian and brought up in England in the intellectual afterglow of the Byron circle. Apart from being one of the most distinguished women poets of her time (her only real competitor on this side of the Atlantic being Elizabeth Barrett Browning), she's also remembered as the model for many of her big brother's paintings, especially as the Virgin Mary. And, like her brother and the other Pre-Raphaelites, she was heavily involved with the Oxford Movement, a religious revival that aimed to restore some lost medieval piety and glamour to Anglicanism, but ended up sending some of its most prominent followers into the arms of Rome. Partly for religious reasons, Christina never married, although she had at least three offers.

Goblin Market and other poems was Christina's first properly-published collection. The title-poem — her best-known piece after "In the bleak midwinter" — is an odd kind of fairy-tale ballad about two sisters who get involved with a bunch of dodgy supernatural fruit-and-veg salesmen, naive on the surface, but full of all kinds of troubling sexual and religious undercurrents when you start to look at it closely — perfect exam-syllabus material, especially since it's written with so much verve and assurance that it's always great fun to re-read. And the girls come out on top in the end, which helps!

The rest of the collection is a bit mixed, but there's a lot of good stuff there. Short lyric poems where the poet imagines herself abandoned by her lover, rejecting a suitor, widowed, marrying in the presence of a former lover's ghost, lamenting the transience of life and the seasons, etc. Possibly there is a little more focus on death than we might be entirely comfortable with as modern readers: there is a remarkable number of poems in which the speaker of the poem turns out to be talking to us from beyond the grave. Not surprising to learn that Christina had some struggles with depression during her life. But some of these poems are among the strongest in the collection, like the sonnets "After Death" and "Dead before death". Or "Sweet Death" in the religious section at the end. And just occasionally there's a wry touch of humour, as in "No, thank you, John", a woman's exasperated complaint to a tedious suitor straight out of a three-volume novel, who thinks he just has to go on proposing to her for her to realise that she loves him.

Another notable long poem is "The convent threshold", which seems to be a kind of pendant to her brother's "Blessed Damozel" — the speaker of the poem is a woman who has been involved in a relationship that has gone wrong in some unspecified but spectacular way involving lots of blood. She has repented and is entering a convent, but on the doorstep she pauses to urge her lover to do the same, so that they can be reunited in Paradise later.
You sinned with me a pleasant sin:
Repent with me, for I repent.
Woe's me the lore I must unlearn!
Woe's me that easy way we went,
So rugged when I would return!

It's fun to re-read these poems after a gap without much exposure to Victorian poetry: sometimes what Rossetti has to say about religious and female experience might seem a little trite and obvious in hindsight, but that probably wasn't the case at the time, and it's clear that she meant every word of it. What remains striking above all is the confidence and strength with which she fits her deceptively simple language into a precision-aligned poetic structure.
… (més)
thorold | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Nov 19, 2022 |
I can’t believe I read 300 pages of poetry and actually enjoyed most of it. Because I don’t like poetry. At all.
dkhiggin | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 31, 2022 |



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