Byron, Poetics and History by Jane StablerByron, Poetics and History by Jane Stabler

Byron, Poetics and History

byJane Stabler

Paperback | June 11, 2009

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Jane Stabler presents this examination of Byron's poetic form in relationship to historical debates of his time. Responding to recent studies in the Romantic period, Stabler asserts that Byron's poetics developed in response to contemporary cultural history and his reception by the English reading public. Drawing on new research, she traces the complexity of the intertextual dialogues that run through his work.
Title:Byron, Poetics and HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:June 11, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521111854

ISBN - 13:9780521111850


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Note on texts used; List of abbreviations; Introduction: Byron and the poetics of digression; 1. 'Scorching and drenching': discourses of digression among Byron's readers; 2. 'Breaches in transition': eighteenth-century digressions and Byron's early verse; 3. Erring with Pope: Hints from Horace and the trouble with decency; 4. Uncertain blisses: Don Juan, digressive intertextuality and the risks of reception; 5. 'The worst of sinning': Don Juan, moral England and feminine caprice; 6. 'Between carelessness and trouble': Byron's last digressions; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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