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Author Cheeke, Stephen.

Title Byron and place [electronic resource] ; History, translation, nostalgia / Stephen Cheeke.

Published Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.


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Physical description 256 p.
Notes Electronic book text.
Epublication based on: 9781403904034, 2003.
Contents Introduction Being There: 1807-1812 The Spirit and Body of Place: 1812-1818 Translation: 1818-1821 Nostalgia: 1821-24 Afterword: Dying in Greece Endnotes Bibliography Index.
File type Document
Summary Byron and Place merges two influential areas of literary criticism of recent years (geography and history) under the notion of the 'geo-historical' - places where historically significant events have occurred. Stephen Cheeke examines the way in which the notion of being there becomes the central claim and shaping force in Byron's poetry up to 1818, and investigates Byron's self-imposed exile in Italy and the gradual process of translation and acculturation (of being in between) which marks out the period 1818-21. Finally, the study focuses upon Byron's nostalgia for England, his sense of having been there, which is read in relation to a broader critique of memory, home-sickness and place-attachment, providing a critical reading of Byron's entire oeuvre and an important narrative of the poet's life.
'Stephen Cheeke's Byron and Place: History, Translation, Nostalgia is an important contribution to the study of Byron and of the place of 'place' in the culture of the romantic period. Erudite and clear, the book helps us to chart Byron's evolving relation to place, to locale, and particularly to historical rather than natural sites. While we have had good studies of Byron and history and of romantic places in relation to nature and consciousness, Cheeke reveals Byron engaging thoroughly historicized places.' - Jeffrey N. Cox, Professor, Comparative Literature and Humanities and English, University of Colorado 'This study of the authority and authenticity that Byron discovered at various 'geo-historical sites' is both rigorous and thought provoking. It excels at describing the overall shapes of poems as well as displaying precise close reading-skills. It is theoretically well informed but also prepared to improvise close-fitting intellectual frameworks. Cheeke describes in fresh terms an overall literary career and in so doing has made a significant contribution to Byron Studies.' - Tony Howe, New Hall, Cambridge, Romanticism.
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History notes STEPHEN CHEEKE is Lecturer in the English department at Bristol University, who has published articles on Shelley, Byron and aspects of Romanticism.
Subject Byron, George Gordon Byron. -- Settings.
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824. -- Settings.
Byron, George Gordon Byron. -- Homes and haunts.
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824. -- Homes and haunts.
Byron, George Gordon Byron. -- Knowledge -- Europe.
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824. -- Knowledge -- Europe.
Translating and interpreting -- History -- 19th century -- England.
Literature and history -- History -- 19th century -- England.
Place (Philosophy) in literature.
Nostalgia in literature.
History in literature.
Setting (Literature).
Biography: general -- English.
Literary studies: poetry & poets -- English.
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 -- English.
Literary studies: from c 1900 - -- English.
Europe -- In literature.
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