Sprache - Englisch
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Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Poetry' comprises an impressive oeuvre that reflects his multifaceted talent as a poet, diverging distinctively from his more commonly recognized narrative works. Including collections like 'A Child's Garden of Verses' and 'Songs of Travel', Stevenson's lyrical exploration ranges from evocative renderings of childhood innocence to the nomadic musings of the itinerant spirit. With a literary style as varied as the subjects it addresses, this compilation of ballads and songs showcases Stevenson's masterful use of language and rhythm, and resonates within the broader context of Victorian literature, reflecting the era's predilections and poetic forms. These verses are imbued with the personal, the mythic, and the keen observations of a traveler's eye, offering insight into the breadth of human emotion and the sublime in nature and experience.
Robert Louis Stevenson, born in 1850, was not only a novelist of great renown but also a poet with an acute sensitivity to the world's wanderlust. Plagued by ill health, Stevenson's drive to write was fueled in part by his numerous travels and his Scottish heritage. The diversity of geographical and cultural landscapes he encountered permeated his poetry with vivid imagery and an enduring sense of adventure. His deeply personal reflections in these poems hint at a yearning for both the freedom of exploration and the solace of domestic bliss, themes that often surfaced in his writings. The immersive quality of his verse speaks to his lived experience and lends a profound authenticity to his poetic expression.
This collection is recommended to both the dedicated aficionado of Stevenson's more famous prose and the novice reader alike. His poetry paves an alternative pathway to understanding the author's internal world and his contemplative engagements with life's existential questions. Readers are not merely invited but transported into Stevenson's travels, his heart, and his home, through his uniquely compelling rhythm and verse. The book 'Poetry' is an essential volume for those wishing to delve into the full spectrum of Stevenson's literary legacy, where the expanse of his imagination and the depth of his insight are masterfully encapsulated.
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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a prominent Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer known for his adventure stories and his profound influence on the literature of the late 19th century. Born in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from poor health throughout his life, an affliction that would influence both his personal worldview and literary endeavors. Despite his chronic ailments, he was a prolific writer, best known for timeless classics such as 'Treasure Island' (1883) and 'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (1886). His work in poetry, although less famous than his narrative fiction, showcases Stevenson's lyrical talent and fondness for travel and adventure. His collection 'A Child's Garden of Verses' (1885) remains a beloved piece of children's literature that deeply resonates with both young and adult readers alike. Stevenson's literary style is characterized by vivid imagination, masterful storytelling, and a deep sense of humanity. Through his writing, he often explored themes of duality, morality, and the human condition, weaving these elements into captivating tales that have stood the test of time. Stevenson's contribution to literature extends beyond his novels and poems as he was also an accomplished essayist, providing astute observations on a wide range of topics, from personal reflection to societal critique. His legacy continues to inspire writers and readers around the world, cementing his place as a cornerstone of English literature.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Size: 528 Pages
Filesize: 4.0 MB
Published: Nov. 13, 2022