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Matthew Arnold (1822 – 1888)

Nationality: British Periods: British: 19th Century

Victorian poet and critic

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The Alien Vision of Victorian Poetry: Sources of the Poetic Imagination in Tennyson, Browning, and Arnold
Looks at the cultural influences on the imagy evoked in the poetry of Tennyson, Browning, and Arnold.
Contains: Criticism
Author: E. D. H. Johnson
From: The Victorian Web Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1952
“Curled minion, dancer, coiner of sweet words”: Keats, Dandyism, and Sexual Indeterminacy in Sohrab and Rustum
This analysis of Arnold’s poem “Sohrab and Rustum” in the larger context of his sexuality and relationship to Keat’s work.
Contains: Criticism
Author: James Najarian
From: Victorian Poetry Volume 35, no. 1, Spring 1996

Biographical sites about Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold
Provides a brief biographical sketch of the poet, and the full text of several poems.
Contains: Sketch, Pictures, Bibliography, Webliography
Author: Academy of American Poets

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