Tuesday, April 17, 2012

News at Eleven: This is [Robert] Browning writ large,

the heart's-core essence of the energy that runs like an electric charge through his poetry.

On the afternoon of December 12, 1890, after a group at Edison's Menlo Park lab marked the first anniversary of Robert Browning's death by listening to the white wax cylinder, someone noted that this was the first time that any voice had been heard from "beyond the grave."

from Town Topics: Growing Old With Robert Browning: A Bicentenary Broadcast


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