Rossetti: His Life and Works Kindle ✓ His Life and

Rossetti: His Life and Works Kindle ✓ His Life and This was Evelyn Waugh s first book, published when he wasIt is an essential part of the Waughn canon, full of that vernal charm which animated his early travel books but which faded from the famous novels of his savage maturity Written when there was little general interest in the pre Raphaelites, after an account of Dante Gabriel Rossetti s tragic and somewhat mysterious life, and provocative pictures of his contemporaries and friends, Waugh concludes dryly that, from many points of view, Rossetti was nothing but a melancholy old fraud Waughn confesses that nothing in Rossetti s life prepares us for the transcendent beauty of Beata Beatrix, The Beloved and a few other works This is a biography as outstanding as the art it portrays The youthful high spirits of the writing makes this a true cultural delight The New Statesman

10 thoughts on “Rossetti: His Life and Works

  1. Steve Platt Steve Platt says:

    I found this book very hard to read mostly because I found it boring The author seemed to go on about things which weren t directly related to Rosetti and his life story, which is what I was looking for, maybe just to fill the pages

  2. Linda Lipko Linda Lipko says:

    This is an interesting journey by the author of many well known books, including Brideshead Revisited and Decline and Fall.Written in 1927, when he was only 24, this was Waugh s first publication Blasted for their non traditional form of art, at the time, there was little interest in the Pre Raphaelite artists For exaggeration, critics who savagely were opposed to the Pre Ralphaelite movement, chose the provocative, avant garde, mysterious and self destructive Rossetti as their framework for d Thi

  3. Nathanael Nathanael says:

    Great writers exploring small, not altogether interesting topics yielded another gem.This time, a troubled author explores why artists are troubled and posits, for perhaps the first time, the idea that being troubled is a necessary condition for artistic genius This idea is now accepted Yet I imagine Waugh s hesitant and hedged conclusion from the life of a bohemian slur in a Victorian Age was provocative and disquieting to all but the early post moderns.

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