Rossetti Christina 1830 - 1894 (64)

What are heavy? sea-sand and sorrow. What are brief? today and tomorrow. What are frail? spring blossoms and youth. What are deep? the ocean and truth.


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Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894) was an English poet of the Victorian era, the daughter of the Italian poet Gabriele Rossetti, who had requested political asylum in England, sister of the painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti who frequently used her as a model. Born on December 5, 1830, she was educated by tutors at home. In 1840 the family faced financial problems due to mental illness of her father and in 1844 she suffered a nervous breakdown and later, at times, from depression. With her mother showed great religious devotion and participated in Anglo Catholic movement of the church of England. For religious reasons she thrashed an engagement and at least one serious relationship. She never married and did not have any children.

She began publishing poems since 1847 without much impact. In 1862 she published her best-known work, "Goblin Market and Other Poems", which won excellent reviews and had her recognized as a major poet. She later published collections of poetry, a children's book, the novel and many religious works.. Although she lived with strict religious rules, she maintained a large circle of friends and a literary salon while working voluntarily in women support foundation. In 1893 Rossetti fell ill with cancer and died the following year, on December 29, 1894.

In the early twentieth century, her work was forgotten sidelined by modernism. She was rediscovered form the feminists in the 1970s.