Browning on Romanticism: 'Fra Lippo Lippi' and Leigh Hunt

Rieko Suzuki*

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研究成果: Review article査読

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This article examines Robert Browning's aesthetics, and argues for the influence of Leigh Hunt. It breaks away from the predominant view that the young Browning was influenced solely by Shelley. The article does not refute Shelley's presence in Browning's works, but rather complements it by suggesting that Browning owed much to other Romantics such as Hunt in his grounding of poetic principles. Browning's critical attitude toward the Romantics such as Wordsworth, Shelley, and Byron is offset by his eager engagement with Hunt's works. Browning embraces the real as opposed to the ideal, and his depiction of everyday life aligns him with Hunt's preference for the more tangible aspects of life. It also notes Browning's distance from Wordsworth, whose depiction of nature in solitude contrasts with Hunt's urban sociability. I take as an example Browning's 'Fra Lippo Lippi', which not only closely follows passages from Hunt's Letters from Pisa and Letters from Genoa, but also emulates his aesthetics.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)31-38
ページ数8
ジャーナルKeats-Shelley Review
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出版ステータスPublished - 2013 4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 文学と文学理論

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