New work by Hernán Neira to be published in Interlitq in March 2017

Hernán Neira
Hernán Neira

New work by Hernán Neira, the Chilean author who contributed to Issues 12, 17  y 19 of Interlitq, will be published in the review in March 2017.

  1. Una modesta proposición (in Spanish), a work for the theatre, inspired by “A Modest Proposal For Preventing The Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being A burden to Their Parents or Country, and For Making Them Beneficial to The Public” by Jonathan Swift.
  2. An extract in Spanish from Neira’s novel Ameland: El Naufragio de la Luz, also translated into the English.

 

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English poet and painter, was born today in history: 12 May, 1828

Portrait of Dante Gabriel Rossetti c. 1871, by George Frederic Watts
Portrait of Dante Gabriel Rossetti c. 1871, by George Frederic Watts

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (/ˈdænti ˈɡbriəl rəˈzɛti/; 12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882) was an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, and was later to be the main inspiration for a second generation of artists and writers influenced by the movement, most notably William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. His work also influenced the European Symbolists and was a major precursor of the Aesthetic movement.

Rossetti’s art was characterised by its sensuality and its medieval revivalism. His early poetry was influenced by John Keats. His later poetry was characterised by the complex interlinking of thought and feeling, especially in his sonnet sequence The House of Life. Poetry and image are closely entwined in Rossetti’s work; he frequently wrote sonnets to accompany his pictures, spanning from The Girlhood of Mary Virgin (1849) and Astarte Syriaca (1877), while also creating art to illustrate poems such as “Goblin Market” by the celebrated poet Christina Rossetti, his sister.

Rossetti’s personal life was closely linked to his work, especially his relationships with his models and muses Elizabeth Siddal, Fanny Cornforth and Jane Morris.

Algernon Charles Swinburne, English author, died today in history: 10 April, 1909

Swinburne aged 52
Swinburne aged 52

Algernon Charles Swinburne (5 April 1837 – 10 April 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He wrote several novels, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in every year from 1903 to 1907 and again in 1909.