This book is a major reappraisal of Byron's poetry, which grapples
firmly with the paradox of his work - that in spite of his enormous
influence, the magnetic power of his personality, and the
fascination of his life, the poetry is often of inferior quality
and so inconsistent in its attitudes that Byron's poetic
seriousness is inevitably called into question. The focus of the
book is the nature of Byron's relationship with his public and its
effect on his poetry; a subject that has remained largely
unexplored. Dr Martin considers Byron's anomalous position as an
aristocrat in a literary market governed by commercial interests
and middle class tastes and reading habits. He suggests that the
whole of Byron's poetry can be seen as a performance determined by
a number of factors: Byron's anxieties about his modernity, his
contemporaries, and the image his readers were ready to fashion for
Philip W. Martin
||216 x 138mm (L x W)
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