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By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

Sonnets from the Portugese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnets from the Portugese

Poetry lovers and lovers themselves would certainly know and remember these lines: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.....” These and other sublime verses are contained in this collection of tender, mystical, philosophical poems Sonnets from the Portuguese, published originally in 1850. The poet herself was part of one of the most famous literary love-stories of all time – a saga filled with romance, danger and severe opposition from her family. Born into a prominent and extremely wealthy family in Durham, England, she began writing as a child and her father encouraged her talent by getting a collection of poems published when she was only twelve...

A Drama of Exile by Elizabeth Barrett Browning A Drama of Exile

In writing her ‘Drama of Exile’, Barrett’s subject was ‘the new and strange experience of the fallen humanity, as it went forth from Paradise into the wilderness’. The bizarre, lyrical scenes that follow powerfully describe the grief and guilt of Eve, the sorrowful pride of Lucifer, and the redeeming power of love.

The Battle of Marathon by Elizabeth Barrett Browning The Battle of Marathon

The Battle of Marathon is a rhymed, dramatic, narrative-poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Written in 1820, it retells powerfully The Battle of Marathon: during which the Athenian state defeated the much larger invading force during the first Persian invasion of Greece. When Darius the Great orders his immense army march west to annex additional territories; no-one in the Persian court predicted that some fractious, independent Greek city-states stood any chance against the Persian super-power....

Book cover The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Book cover 'He Giveth His Beloved Sleep'
Book cover Year's Spinning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. - Summary by Wikipedia

Book cover Sonnets from the Portuguese (version 3)

Sonnets from the Portuguese chronicles the deeply personal stages of courtship.

Book cover From Queen's Gardens

This is the first part of a collection of poetry written by female poets. This part of From Queen's Gardens is a collection of 30 poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. - Summary by Carolin

Book cover Consolation

This Weekly Poem is taken from The Queens' Garden - Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and others. - Summary by David Lawrence

Book cover Truth

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. Elizabeth Barrett wrote poetry from about the age of six. Her mother's collection of her poems forms one of the largest extant collections of juvenilia by any English writer. At 15 she became ill, suffering intense head and spinal pain for the rest of her life. Later in life she also developed lung problems, possibly tuberculosis. She took laudanum for the pain from an early age, which is likely to have contributed to her frail health.

Book cover Love

volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Love by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 30, 2019. ------ Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. Elizabeth's volume Poems brought her great success, attracting the admiration of the writer Robert Browning. Their correspondence, courtship and marriage were carried out in secret, for fear of her father's disapproval.

Book cover Musical Instrument

volunteers bring you 15 recordings of A Musical Instrument by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 25, 2020. ------ Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. Elizabeth's volume Poems brought her great success, attracting the admiration of the writer Robert Browning. Their correspondence, courtship, and marriage were carried out in secret, for fear of her father's disapproval. - Summary by Wikipedia

Book cover (German) Sonette nach dem Portugiesischen, übertragen durch Rainer Maria Rilke

Elizabeth Barrett Browning schrieb diese Sonette für ihren Mann. Dieser gab sie dann zur Veröffentlichung. In seiner Übersetzung hält Rainer Maria Rilke lediglich die Sonettform ein. An vielen Stellen verändert er das Reimschema, wodurch eine neue Sprachmelodie entsteht. Andere Übersetzungen: von Hans Böhm von Marie GotheinSummary by lorda

Book cover (German) Portugiesische Sonette, übertragen durch Hans Böhm

Die Gedichte sind mehrfach ins Deutsche übertragen worden, stets in Sonettform. Aber ist es möglich, diese Form beizubehalten, ohne allzuviel des Inhaltes darüber zu verlieren? Schon die Zeilenzahl macht Schwierigkeiten: nur selten lassen sich, bei dem bekannten Verhältnis beider Sprachen, 14 englische Zeilen in 14 deutsche pressen; ein Teil wird überschießen und weggeworfen werden müssen, – wenn man nicht zu einer freien Wiedergabe greifen will. Aber nicht nur kann die Sonettform nicht verwandt werden, sie darf es nicht einmal, wollen wir dem Charakter dieser Poesie gerecht sein...

Book cover (German) Sonette nach dem Portugiesischen - übersetzt von Marie Gothein

Als Elizabeth Barrett Browning Anfang des Jahres 1847 die Gedichte ihrem Gatten gab, nannte dieser sie die schönsten Sonette, die seit Shakespeare geschrieben wurden. Als Ganzes gehört dies Werk von Englands größter Dichterin zu den Perlen der zeitgenössischen Lyrik. Marie Gothein beachtete in ihrer Übersetzung sowohl die Sonettform als auch das Reimschema der Originale. Andere Übersetzungen: von Rainer Maria Rilke von Hans Böhm


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