April 8, 2009

Swinburne Centenary

Harry Clarke, spine for Swinburne book
Harry Clarke, spine illustration for The Selected Poems of Swinburne (1928)

April 9, 2009 is the hundredth anniversary of the death of Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837 - 1909). In February, I featured Gilbert Alter-Gilbert's massive, 4-part "Lions of Literature" column on Swinburne.

We illustrated the column with Harry Clarke's fantastic but little-seen illustrations, courtesy of Golden Age Comic Book Stories.

Visit the Swinburne Project to sample the poet's work.

Use these links to read the four-part column in order:

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