A far too wordy analysis and critique of Browning's poetry and a rather in depth look into his soul. If you like your books tedious then this is for you. A misleading title for a book that gets bogged down in analysis.
What can one say? here is the poetry of this master who deserves to be better read now in the 21st century as he was in the 19th. his style is wonderful and varied and filled with great life. Try 'My Last Duchess' as get a glimpse of real evil. Or the forgotten 'Youth and Art' about a famous singer looking back over her life at the missed opportunity of falling in love with the young sculptor who lived across the street from her. Beautiful realised regret told in an elegantly gently way.