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of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The Journal of Literary History and Theory
Peer-reviewed Academic Journal

Algernon Charles Swinburne

Tzurganova E.A.


The article traces the literary activity of A.Ch. Swinburne (1837– 1909), the English poet, dramatist and the writer of art. Swinburne deals the romantic principle understanding imagination as the central esthetic concept; in common with Preraphaeletism gave his own art for art’s sake theory, neglected the didactic function of art.


Byron; Shelley; Keats; Coleridge; Preraphaeletism; art for art’s sake theory; imagination; phycologism.

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