Byron's Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend


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This contextual reading of Byron's epic poem argues that the importance of the Don Juan legend has been considerably underestimated. Focusing on such issues as seduction, class sexualities, and popular theatrical form, this book argues that the Don Juan legend is a vital context for understanding the poem's cultural and sexual politics. This study also critiques traditional myth-criticism and applies postmodern and feminist theories to its consideration of both Byron's poem and the legend itself.

Byron's Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend 1997, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198184324