Robert Browning, 'SCULPTOR, and Poet'

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This article explores Robert Browning’s experiments in the art of sculpture during the period 1859 to 1863, and considers the ways in which his sculptural practice influenced his subsequent poetic practice. The article argues that the publication of Dramatis Personae in 1864 marks a turning point in Browning’s confidence in articulating his poetic theories, and traces the indebtedness of the confidence of that volume to the poet’s ideas and practice of sculpture in the years immediately preceding the volume and consequent with its composition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
Journal19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2016

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