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Byron's ghosts : the spectral, the spiritual and the supernatural

Author: Gavin Hopps
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2013.
Series: Liverpool English texts and studies, 62.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Byron is rarely thought of as a spiritual writer. However, as this bold new collection shows, this is the result of an impoverished notion of the 'spiritual' and a reflection of biased priorities in Romantic studies. Reflecting on the poet's claim that 'immaterialism's a serious matter', this interdisciplinary collection of essays, from British and American scholars, calls into question the prevailing 'materialist'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Hopps
ISBN: 9781846319709 1846319706
OCLC Number: 833574593
Description: x, 246 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The re-enchantment of romanticism --
Determining unknown modes of being : a map of Byron's ghosts and spirits / Bernard Beatty --
Shades of being : Byron and the trespassing of ontology / Gavin Hopps --
Byron and the noonday demons / Mary Hurst --
Conjuration and exorcism : Byron's spectral rhetoric / Dale Townshend --
Byron avec Sade : material and spectral violence in Childe Harold's pilgrimage canto IV / Piya Pal-Lapinski --
"Twixt life and death" : Childe Harold's pilgrimage, Don Juan and the sublime / Philip Shaw --
Byron, Ann Radcliffe and the religious implications of the explained supernatural in Don Juan / Alison Milbank --
The haunting of Don Juan / Peter W. Graham --
Being neither here nor there : Byron and the art of flirtation / Corin Throsby --
Afterword: Blowing on a dead man's embers : Byron's biographical ghost / Peter Allender.
Series Title: Liverpool English texts and studies, 62.
Responsibility: edited by Gavin Hopps.

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Reflecting on the poet's claim that 'immaterialism's a serious matter', this interdisciplinary collection of essays, from British and American scholars, calls into question the prevailing  Read more...

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This is a strong collection of essays on an excellent, and original, topic. Byron's Ghosts manifestly enhances and modifies our understanding of Byron.

 
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