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In Byron's shadow : modern Greece in the English & American imagination

Author: David E Roessel
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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"The idea of Greece and its place in the modern world is situated on the border of conceptual geography. English and American authors have tried to come to terms with the dualism of Greece by assigning ancient Greece to the West and modern Greece to the East or the Balkans, but without ever quite succeeding in making a clean distinction. The political and cultural topics that emerge on this fault line between East
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Named Person: George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; George Gordon Byron Byron
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Roessel
ISBN: 0195143868 9780195143867
OCLC Number: 45532517
Description: xxii, 385 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Almost Impossible to Think Sanely about Greece --
I. Past Greatness and Present Debasement (1770-1833). 1. I Want to Revive Athens. 2. Greeces of Byron and of Homer. 3. On the Ruins of Missolonghi --
II. The Magic Force of Legend (1833-1913). 4. Dangerous Ground. 5. Pet Balkan People. 6. Politicized Pans --
III. The End of Ambrosia and Brigands (1914-1939). 7. Constantinople, Our Star. 8. On the Quai at Smyrna. 9. A Hard Place to Write About. Conclusion: A New Kind of Byronism.
Responsibility: David Roessel.
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"The idea of Greece and its place in the modern world is situated on the border of conceptual geography. English and American authors have tried to come to terms with the dualism of Greece by assigning ancient Greece to the West and modern Greece to the East or the Balkans, but without ever quite succeeding in making a clean distinction. The political and cultural topics that emerge on this fault line between East and West illuminate how English and American writers viewed both their own culture and that of the East.

In Bryon's Shadow draws on a wide range of sources to create a model for literary history that synthesizes literary investigation and cultural studies to develop a fuller understanding of the historical forces influencing the Anglo-American conception of modern Greece."--BOOK JACKET.

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