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Byron, Poetics and History.

By: Stabler, Jane.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Cambridge Studies in Romanticism: Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (271 p.).ISBN: 9780511045301.Subject(s): Byron, George Gordon Byron | Don Juan (Legendary character) in literature | Historical poetry, English | Literature and historyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Byron, Poetics and HistoryDDC classification: 821.7 | 821/.7 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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
CHAPTER FIVE The worst of sinning : Don Juan, moral England and feminine capriceCHAPTER SIX Between carelessness and trouble : Byron''s last digressions; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Offers the first full-scale examination of Byron''s poetic form in relation to historical debates of his time.
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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

CHAPTER FIVE The worst of sinning : Don Juan, moral England and feminine capriceCHAPTER SIX Between carelessness and trouble : Byron''s last digressions; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Offers the first full-scale examination of Byron''s poetic form in relation to historical debates of his time.

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The stated purpose of this erudite study is "to recover the vitality of formal matters in Byron's poetry" while being "alert also to the contingencies of readerly participation and the historical matrices of literary composition." In six detailed chapters, Stabler (Univ. of Dundee) delves into Byron's poetics in relation to historical debates of his time. Making good use of extensive archival research into Byron's correspondence and reading, the author unfolds certain complexities of intertextual dialogues that run through the poet's satirical works, especially Don Juan. Toward that end, she analyzes Byron's satirical epic alongside Galignani's Messenger, the Parisian periodical to which Byron subscribed while writing Don Juan in Italy, its coverage of British news being his chief source of political views and reflections on society. Stabler's conclusion: Byron's poetics evolved in response to contemporary cultural history and his reception on the part of the British reading public. Though her prose is a bit cumbrous at times, Stabler's explications of several cantos of Don Juan should prove interesting to Byronists. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. G. A. Cevasco St. John's University (NY)

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