Gerald Massey

Standard Name: Massey, Gerald


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Literary responses Robert Browning
Critical response was very positive. Gerald Massey in the Athenæum proclaimed Browning a great dramatic poet and felt that Shakespeare would have approved. Walter Bagehot characterized his style as grotesque, a judgement which has stuck.
Irvine, William, and Park Honan. The Book, the Ring, and the Poet: A Biography of Robert Browning. McGraw-Hill.
Literary responses Isa Craig
The Athenæum's reviewer Gerald Massey thought IC had failed in Duchess Agnes to capture the large human emotions she tried for, and found the Burns ode considerably strained and flamboyant and really unnatural to...
Publishing Jean Ingelow
Rossetti also benefited from JI 's success. Following the advice of a friend , Ingelow wrote to an American publisher informing them that she was aware of literary piracy in America, and asking for...
Reception Isa Craig
IC 's poem was chosen from among six hundred entries; other contestants included the working-class poet Gerald Massey and diarist Arthur Munby . Caroline Norton , visiting Edinburgh that year, had also written a poetic...


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