New PDF release: Swinburne's Apollo: Myth, Faith, and Victorian Spirituality

By Yisrael Levin

concentrating on Algernon Charles Swinburne's poems on Apollo, Yisrael Levin demands a second look of the poet's position in Victorian stories in gentle of his contributions to nineteenth-century highbrow heritage. Swinburne's Apollonian poetry, Levin argues, indicates the poet's lively participation in late-Victorian debates concerning the nature and serve as of religion in an age of adjusting spiritual attitudes. Levin strains the shifts that came about in Swinburne's belief of Apollo over a interval of 4 many years, from Swinburne's try and outline Apollo as a substitute to the Judeo-Christian deity to Swinburne's formation of a theological process revolving round Apollo and eventually to the ways that Swinburne's view of Apollo resulted in his agnostic view of spirituality. although Swinburne had misplaced his religion and rejected institutional faith through his early twenties, he retained a special curiosity in non secular concerns and paid cautious consciousness to advancements in spiritual concept. Levin persuasively indicates that Swinburne was once no longer easily a poet provocateur who loved controversy yet did not offer legitimate cultural observation, yet used to be really a profound philosopher whose insights into nineteenth-century spirituality are expressed all through his Apollonian poetry.

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