Synopsis: A illustrated anthology of poetry by Rossetti, one of the greatest female poets of all time.
Review: This is a quick, beautiful volume. The poems are surrounded
by gorgeous full-color reproductions of Pre-Raphaelite art, many by her brother
Dante. The poems themselves are excellent, although I'd read many before.
Goblin Market, one of her most famous, was included only in an excerpt. But
Cousin Kate and A Better Resurrection, two of my favorites, where included in
their entirety. Spring, as a subject, was repeated often, but I don't know if
this was because Rossetti utilized that motif often or because K.E. Sullivan,
who compiled the anthology, chose all the spring ones. It was repetitious after
the first half-dozen or so. Overall, I wouldn't seek out this volume, but I
consider it a pleasing addition to my Rossetti collection.
Bookmarks: 7 of 10
Year Published: 1998
Date Finished: 3-19-2016