Selected Poetry

Selected Poetry

by Lord Byron
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199538786

ISBN-13: 2900199538781

Pub. Date: 10/04/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The most European of the English writers in an age of revolution, Byron was deeply involved in contemporary events and his work was largely directed against what he called the 'cant political, cant poetical, and cant moral' of the English and European worlds. His is, in every sense, a poetry of experience, and a Romantic emphasis on the personality of the poet is the…  See more details below

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The most European of the English writers in an age of revolution, Byron was deeply involved in contemporary events and his work was largely directed against what he called the 'cant political, cant poetical, and cant moral' of the English and European worlds. His is, in every sense, a poetry of experience, and a Romantic emphasis on the personality of the poet is the hallmark of all his verse. Humorous and ironic, daring and flamboyant, sardonic yet idealist, his work encompasses a sweeping range of topics, subjects, and models, embracing the most traditional and the most experimental poetic forms. This selection of the poetical works, chosen from the Oxford Authors critical edition, includes such masterpieces as The Corsair, Manfred, Bebbo, and Don Juan. There are many other less familiar works and shorter lyrics, and Jerome J. McGann's introduction and notes give fascinating insight into Byron's world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900199538781
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/04/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
256

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