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The poetry of Robert Browning has been the subject of extensive literary criticism since his death in 1889. Two well-known Browning scholars here present the best of Browning criticism, bringing together from many sources representative evaluations of the poet and his poetry. The twenty-one essays here have been arranged chronologically so that the reader can follow the development of Browning studies and the fluctuations of his poetic reputation. They express varied points of view and are typical of the critical methods used by the Browning scholars. Included are essays by George Santayana, John J. Chapman, G. K. Chesterton, Paul Elmer More, William C. DeVane, Hoxie N. Fairchild, and Richard D. Altick.

In the introduction Mr. Litzinger and Mr. Knickerbocker review the broad spectrum of Browning criticism. The editors also provide a bibliographic guide to the rapidly growing body of Browning criticism, which supplements and brings up to date previous Browning bibliographies.

Boyd Litzinger is professor of English at St. Bonaventure University.

K. L. Knickerbocker is head of the Department of English at the University of Tennessee.


Publication Date

1965

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

9780813153360

eISBN

9780813163628

Keywords

Robert Browning, Browning studies, Browning criticism

Disciplines

Literature in English, British Isles

The Browning Critics
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