Biographie de Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Concert celebrates Barrett-Browning
TheChronicleHerald.ca
The show celebrates the life and love of Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and her husband, Robert Browning. There will be a reading of their letters, an excerpt from the play, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, music of their day, and Argento's setting of ...




Are you a tourist or a pilgrim?
Napa Valley Register
As Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote: “Earth's crammed with heaven,. And every common bush afire with God,. But only he who sees takes off his shoes;. The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.” Pilgrimage requires a slight but significant shift of ...




Caine: Experiencing times of holy wonder
Online Athens
That sense of holy wonder is captured in Elizabeth Barrett Browning's words, “Earth's crammed with heaven. And every common bush afire with God. But only he who sees, takes off his shoes — the rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.” The hope of the ...




Symphony to welcome world-class musicians for season
Jacksoncountychronicle
Larsen's “Sonnets From the Portuguese,” is set to Elizabeth Barrett Browning's immortal love poems. “This a new revised version for orchestras, and Libby Larsen has chosen her soloist from the Minnesota Opera,” Platt said. The orchestra will perform ...

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Rebecca Front: "I'd love a role in Sherlock - or as a Doctor Who ...
Radio Times
But in terms of entirely new characters, maybe somebody like Elizabeth Barrett Browning or some female political figures." Maraget Thatcher perhaps? "I'm sure she wouldn't be ruled out because the show doesn't shy away from things. But the more recent ...




Professor to keynote international women writers conference in Italy
Penn State Delaware County
One landmark of particular interest is the former home of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, where the British author and American Margaret Fuller had conversations over a period of seven months in 1849-50. “It's a wonderful group of presenters at the ...




Britain`s colonial shame: Slave-owners given huge payouts after ...
Mathaba.Net
Among those revealed to have benefited from slavery are ancestors of the Prime Minister, David Cameron, former minister Douglas Hogg, authors Graham Greene and George Orwell, poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and the new chairman of the Arts Council, ...




Artist Albert Spavins holds first ever show at 84
Mississauga
And while his works contain lines drawn from British poets like Robbie Burns and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and even lines from the Bible, Spavins says he's not trying to convey a message in the writing. "I'm not a philosopher," he says, adding that ...

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11 of the strangest fads throughout history
Death and Taxes
The Bronte Sisters, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Burns, Thoreau, Keats, Chopin, Picasso's first wife, Balzac and so on. Plus all the heroines of literature and opera- most notably in Puccini's La Boheme and Verdi's La Traviata (which was based on ...




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A Tuscan treat
Independent Online
A highlight (along with all the antique wonders) is when my friend John takes me to visit the English Cemetery, where, among other famous English poets, Elizabeth Barrett Browning is buried. Sister Julia Bolton Holloway, custodian, librarian ...

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning, né le 6 mars 1806 et décédée le 19 juin 1861, était une poétesse anglaise de l'ère victorienne. Elle fut l'épouse de Robert Browning.



Née dans un manoir en Angleterre, elle fait vite l'admiration de son père par sa précocité mais à 22 ans, elle est frappée par la maladie et devient quasi invalide : elle vit en recluse protégée par un père tyrannique qui cesse de lui adresser la parole quand s'ébauche une histoire d'amour entre elle et le poète Robert Browning. Cet amour, d'abord épistolaire, se concrétise par un mariage en 1846 que suit une fuite du couple en Italie. Ils feront le tour de la péninsule pendant plusieurs années et leur fils surnommé Pen naît à Florence en 1849.

De retour au Royaume-Uni elle publie un recueil de poèmes dédiés à son mari : Sonnets from the Portuguese (ce terme est en fait son surnom né de la couleur sombre de son visage).

Elle manque de peu de devenir Poète-Lauréat à la mort de Wordsworth en 1850 (Tennyson l'emporte de justesse).

Elle publie d'autres poèmes d'amour qui font encore sa réputation et un long roman-poème féministe Aurora Leigh.

Elle cultivait une apparence sombre et gothique et était devenue dépendante à la morphine qu'elle prenait pour soulager ses maux.

Ses derniers mots à son mari ont été : It is beautiful ! avant de mourir à Florence en 1861.

Elle reste comme une poétesse de l'amour avec un engagement féministe intéressant dans l'époque victorienne mais la renommée de son mari éclipse un peu la sienne.

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