Lord Byrons Strength: Romantic Writing and Commercial Society Jerome Christensen

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Lord Byrons Strength: Romantic Writing and Commercial Society  by  Jerome Christensen

Lord Byrons Strength: Romantic Writing and Commercial Society by Jerome Christensen
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According to Jerome Christensen, literary histories of British Romanticism have dealt inadequately with Byrons lordship—his singularity as a phenomenal literary success and as the last and greatest aristocratic poet in the language. At first,MoreAccording to Jerome Christensen, literary histories of British Romanticism have dealt inadequately with Byrons 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 Byrons 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.



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