ERIC Number: ED084525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1963
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Byron: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Series.
West, Paul, Ed.
One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by G. Wilson Knight, Bernard Blackstone, Mario Praz, Paul West, Guy Steffan, F. R. Leavis, W. W. Robson, Helen Gardner, George M. Ridenour, Edmund Wilson, Gilbert Highet, Bertrand Russell, and John Wain--all dealing with the biography and literary work of Byron. Designed for use by both literary critics and secondary and college teachers of English, this work would also be of value to undergraduate and graduate students of literature. The essays discuss: guilt and retribution in Byron's sea poems; metamorphoses of Satan; Byron's satire; Byron as improviser; Don Juan; Byron in the twenties; and the search for identity. A chronology of important dates in Byron's life, a brief set of biographical notes on the contributors to this collection, and a selected bibliography on Byron and his work complete this volume. (LL)
Descriptors: Authors, Biographies, English Literature, Higher Education, Literary Criticism, Nineteenth Century Literature, Novels, Poetry, Romanticism, Secondary Education
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($1.95 paper)
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