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Byron and the Limits of Fiction

Beatty, Bernard; Newey, Vincent (editors)

Verlag: Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 1988
ISBN 10: 0853230269 / ISBN 13: 9780853230267
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Titel: Byron and the Limits of Fiction

Verlag: Liverpool University Press, Liverpool

Erscheinungsdatum: 1988

Einband: hardcover

Zustand: Good

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From the collection of S.S. Prawer with his marginalia in pencil. Name from previous owner in pen on FEP. Jacket and covers with a little edgewear. Binding worn at spine from use. Contents clean and sound apart from annotations. MB. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 263485

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Inhaltsangabe: This collection of new articles aims to answer the fundamental questions of Byron's attitude to fiction and to the limits inherent in this art form and in life itself. The book's purpose, as well as celebrating the bicentennial of Byron's birth, has been to assemble a collection of scholarly and informed articles round a particular theme. In this work the theme (given in the title) arises in two ways; first, Byron himself was passionately concerned with the nature and status of fiction and yet often sceptical of its importance. Secondly, it is a major topic of current literary criticism which is increasingly preoccupied with fictions as completely autonomous structures. Byron's poetry should be seen as a version of these concerns but also as one of the earliest deliberate challenges to them. All of Byron's major poems, together with his forays into prose fiction, are considered in this volume. Contributors pursue their own approaches but a particular emphasis of the volume as a whole is the strange immediacy of Byron's poetry, which seems to arise from both the self-consciousness of his undertaking and from his fidelity to what is rather than what is merely known or stated. The method of most contributors is to address these important topics, but substantiate their arguments by detailed reading of texts.

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