Byron's Poetic Experimentation: Childe Harold, the Tales, and the Quest for Comedy

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In this study, Alan Rawes examines the evolution of Byron's poetry from Childe Harold I and II through to the composition of Beppo. Beginning with a close reading of the sustained poetic experimentation that constitutes Childe Harold I and II, he charts the progress of that experimentation in the Tales where Byron's poetry gets entrenched in a tragic idiom. Rawes then describes Byron's prolonged struggle to break clear of the imaginative limitations imposed by that tragic idiom and to break into a sustainable comic mode: a ...

Byron's Poetic Experimentation: Childe Harold, the Tales, and the Quest for Comedy 2000, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754601715

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