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Her sexuality repressed by religion, Christina Rossetti (December 5, 1830 – December 29, 1894) wrote poetry that included highly-charged erotic female-to-female affection.

Timeline & Places:

December 5, 1830: born at 110 Hallam St, Marylebone, London W1W 5HG, UK

1890s: lived at 30 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7JL, Regno Unito

December 29, 1894: died. Buried at Highgate Cemetery, Swain's Ln, Highgate, London N6 6PJ, Regno Unito

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 2.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1532906312 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1532906315
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( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
kirby_crow
Dec. 29th, 2012 03:12 pm (UTC)
Wow, what an eye-opener about the Rosetti clan! :)
elisa_rolle
Dec. 29th, 2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
I'm always fascinated by these families, what arrived to the general public and what instead was their real lives.
eglantine_br
Dec. 29th, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
I have always loved her poems-- but it sounds like she had a pretty unhappy time. She certainly looks miserable in that picture.
elisa_rolle
Dec. 30th, 2012 12:12 am (UTC)
yes, she doesn't seem like she reached/found what she was searching.
elena_62
Jan. 2nd, 2013 08:47 am (UTC)

Thank you for this entry. I knew vaguely about her and her brother Dante Gabriel, but I ignored many details of her tormented life.

Ciao

Antonella
elisa_rolle
Jan. 2nd, 2013 08:59 am (UTC)
I loved Dante Gabriel's works, and all this family (and period) is fascinating.
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