Release on 2010 | by George Gordon Byron Baron Byron
Authoritative Texts, Criticism
Author: George Gordon Byron Baron Byron
Pubpsher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Category: Literary Collections
Byron's Poetry and Prose presents an extensive selection of Byron's poetry, letters, and journal entries in chronological clusters, allowing readers to see the changes that took place in his writing in the context of the places he lived and his fame, exile, and travels.
Donald Low's collection contains Byron's most subversive, spirited and playful poetry as well as his outspoken prose. With helpful and informative annotation and a full bibliography this is an essential study aid for students.
Release on 2008 | by Bernard G. Beatty,Tony Howe (Ph. D.)
New Essays on Byron
Author: Bernard G. Beatty,Tony Howe (Ph. D.)
Pubpsher: Liverpool University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Moving chronologically from Byron's earliest writings to those at the end of his life, Liberty and Poetic Licence brings together a distinguished group of Byron scholars to consider every aspect of Byron's poetry and prose. The focal point of the collection—and, arguably, of Byron's life and work—is freedom, and particular essays relate the concept of freedom to topics such as grammar, animal rights, and morality. The wide range of issues addressed by the prominent international contributors insure that Liberty and Poetic Licence will be essential to scholars of Byron and English Romanticism.
Byron’s dubious status as a sex object, and his even more dubious status as a political icon, serves to disguise the fact that he is one of the greatest of all English poets, with a European reputation second only to Shakespeare. The fact that writers such as Goethe and Pushkin held him in the highest regard ensures that the English continue to despise him, and ignore his verse as much as possible. This book ignores his sexuality, his politics, and his iconography, and concentrates on his poems. Written by leading authorities such as Bernard Beatty, Germaine Greer and Michael O’Neill, it contains essays on his verse-forms and his comic rhymes, as well as thematic analyses on such recurrent Byronic themes as the Sea, Will-o’-the-Wisps, and Love versus Knowledge. In the face of many modern books which translate his verse into prose and try without success to analyse the result, Byron’s Poetry puts his real achievement – as a creative writer – back into the focus of discussion.
Release on 2008-09-11 | by George Gordon, Lord Byron
Author: George Gordon, Lord Byron
Pubpsher: Oxford Paperbacks
This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Byron's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by important letters, journals, and conversations - to give the essence of his work and thinking.
Through a series of 34 essays by leading and emerging scholars, A Companion to Romantic Poetry reveals the rich diversity of Romantic poetry and shows why it continues to hold such a vital and indispensable place in the history of English literature. Breaking free from the boundaries of the traditionally-studied authors, the collection takes a revitalized approach to the field and brings together some of the most exciting work being done at the present time Emphasizes poetic form and technique rather than a biographical approach Features essays on production and distribution and the different schools and movements of Romantic Poetry Introduces contemporary contexts and perspectives, as well as the issues and debates that continue to drive scholarship in the field Presents the most comprehensive and compelling collection of essays on British Romantic poetry currently available