Byron and Marginality

July 4, 2020|
Byron and Marginality by Norbert Lennartz
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This book approaches Byron from a completely new angle: no longer seen in terms of his status as a celebrity and a star on the book-selling market, Byron is instead seen as an outsider both in Regency society and, even more so, for his iconoclastic views of life and literature. Pilgrims in pursuit of non-existing shrines, women as man-eating giants and viragos, cannibalism, suicide, black humour and other provocatively border-crossing topics leave scholars hopelessly at a loss as to where they should categorise Byron and what they should do with his penchant for marginal themes, genres and characters. Byron caters to numerous Romantic cliches (weltschmerz, melancholy, subjectivity), while simultaneously reverting to genres, themes and motifs that cast him as a pre- or even anti-Romantic. This collection will trigger new debates in Byron scholarship and show that terms such as canonicity and marginality tend to be blurry and stand in constant need of re-negotiation.
Norbert Lennartz is Full Professor of English Literature at the University of Vechta, in Germany.
Title:Byron and Marginality
Product dimensions:328 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:328 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.68 in
Published:July 4, 2020
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781474439428

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