The Cambridge Companion to Byron

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 18, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 305 pages
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Byron s life and work have fascinated readers around the world for two hundred years, but it is the complex interaction between his art and his politics, beliefs and sexuality that has attracted so many modern critics and students. In three sections devoted to the historical, textual and literary contexts of Byron s life and times, these specially commissioned essays by a range of eminent Byron scholars provide a compelling picture of the diversity of Byron s writings. The essays cover topics such as Byron s interest in the East, his relationship to the publishing world, his attitudes to gender, his use of Shakespeare and eighteenth-century literature, and his acute fit in a post-modernist world. This Companion provides an invaluable resource for students and scholars, including a chronology and a guide to further reading.
 

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Contents

Byrons life and his biographers
7
Byron and the business of publishing
27
Byrons politics
44
Byron gender and sexuality
56
Textual Context
75
Heroism and history Childe Harold I and II and the Tales
77
Byron and the Eastern Mediterranean Childe Harold II and the polemic of Ottoman Greece
99
181617 Childe Harold III and Manfred
118
Byrons prose
186
Literary Contexts
207
Byrons lyric poetry
209
Byron and Shakespeare
224
Byron and the eighteenth century
236
Byrons European reception
249
Byron postmodernism and intertextuality
265
Select bibliography
285

Byron and the theatre
133
Childe Harolds Pilgrimage IV Don Juan and Beppo
151
The Vision of Judgment and the visions of author
171

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Drummond Bone is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool and co-editor of Romanticism.

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