Christina Rossetti: Poetry, Ecology, Faith

ISBN : 9780198723691

Emma Mason
240 Pages
129 x 196 mm
Pub date
Jun 2018
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Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) is regarded is one of the greatest Christian poets to write in English. This compelling and authoritative biography shows that Christina Rossetti's poetry, diaries, letters, and devotional commentaries, are engaged with contemporary theological debate.


Introduction: Poetry, Ecology, Faith
1 What is Catholic is Christian: Tractarian Origins, 1830-1849
2 Kinship and Creation: Beyond the Pre-Raphaelites, 1850-1862
3 Pretty Beasts and Flowers: A Companionable Faith, 1863-1884
4 Green Grace and the End of Time, 1885-1894
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About the author: 

Emma Mason is Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. She has published widely on poetry and religion. Her books include Reading the Abrahamic Faiths: Rethinking Religion and Literature (2015), Elizabeth Jennings: The Collected Poems (2012), The Oxford Handbook to the Reception History of the Bible (2011), The Cambridge Introduction to Wordsworth (2010), The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature (2009), Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century (2004), and Nineteenth-Century Religion and Literature (with Mark Knight, 2006). Mason also edits the Bloomsbury monograph series New Directions in Religion and Literature; and co-edits the Oxford University Press journal The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory.

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