Byron: A Poet before his Public (Paperback)
  • Byron: A Poet before his Public (Paperback)
zoom

Byron: A Poet before his Public (Paperback)

(author)
£24.99
Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 08/07/1982
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 15 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
This book is a major reappraisal of Byron's poetry, which grapples firmly with the paradox of his work - that in spite of his enormous influence, the magnetic power of his personality, and the fascination of his life, the poetry is often of inferior quality and so inconsistent in its attitudes that Byron's poetic seriousness is inevitably called into question. The focus of the book is the nature of Byron's relationship with his public and its effect on his poetry; a subject that has remained largely unexplored. Dr Martin considers Byron's anomalous position as an aristocrat in a literary market governed by commercial interests and middle class tastes and reading habits. He suggests that the whole of Byron's poetry can be seen as a performance determined by a number of factors: Byron's anxieties about his modernity, his contemporaries, and the image his readers were ready to fashion for him.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521287661
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 352 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
All the Sonnets of Shakespeare
Added to basket
Shakespearean
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Keats
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Beowulf
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Making Darkness Light
Added to basket
Goodbye to All That
Added to basket
Poems for a world gone to sh*t
Added to basket
How to Grow Your Own Poem
Added to basket
Metamorphoses
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
And Still I Rise
Added to basket
100 Poets
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.