According to Jerome Christensen, literary histories of British Romanticism have dealt inadequately with Byron's "lordship"--his singularity as a phenomenal literary success and as the last and greatest aristocratic poet in the language. At first, Byron does not want a poetic career. Then, entrapped by his extraordinary success, he gets one. And once Byron has a career, he ruins it--not by his unsavory sexual practices and political grandstanding, but by publishing his greatest poem. The first extended study of the career and persona of the most celebrated poet of the nineteenth century, "Lord Byron's Strength" draws on contemporary literary, political, and social theory not only to revise our understanding of Byron but also to reexamine the romanticism of Coleridge, Wordsworth, Scott, Hazlitt, and Shelley.
|Paperback Book, 456 pages||English|
|Johns Hopkins University Press (May. 1st, 1995)||Unknown|
|9780801843563||5.73 x 8.99 x 1.12 inches|
|English Irish Scottish Welsh Literary Criticism|