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Author Stabler, Jane.

Title Byron, poetics, and history / Jane Stabler
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 251 pages)
Series Cambridge studies in Romanticism ; 52
Cambridge studies in Romanticism ; 52
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Note on texts; Abbreviations; Introduction: Byron and the poetics of digression; CHAPTER ONE Scorching and drenching': discourses of digression among Byron's readers; CHAPTER TWO Breaches in transition': eighteenth-century digressions and Byron's early verse; CHAPTER THREE Erring with Pope: Hints from Horace and the trouble with decency; CHAPTER FOUR Uncertain blisses: Don Juan, digressive intertextuality and the risks of reception
Summary "Jane Stabler offers the first full-scale examination of Byron's poetic form in relation to the historical debates of his time. Responding to recent studies of publishing and audiences in the Romantic period, Stabler argues that Byron's poetics developed in response to contemporary cultural history and his reception by the English reading public. Drawing on extensive new archive research into Byron's correspondence and reading, Stabler traces the complexity of the intertextual dialogues that run through his work. For example, Stabler analyses Don Juan alongside Galignani's Messenger - Byron's principal source of news about British politics while in Italy - and refers to hitherto unpublished letters between Byron's publishers and his friends revealing a powerful impulse among his contemporaries to direct his controversial poetic style to their own political ends. This study will be of interest to Byronists and, more broadly, to scholars of Romanticism in general."--Jacket
Analysis Litteratur Engelsk, amerikansk litteratur
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-241) and index
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Subject Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 -- Knowledge -- History
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824. Don Juan.
Juan, Don (Legendary character) -- In literature
Historical poetry, English -- History and criticism.
Literature and history -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002022286
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