Byron and the Forms of Thought
Dr Anthony Howe is Senior Lecturer in English at Birmingham City University. He is editor of the volume Liberty and Poetic Licence: New Essays on Byron (Liverpool University Press, 2008) and, with Professor Michael O'Neill, of The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley (2013).
Introduction Part 1: Philosophy Essay I - ‘I doubt if doubt itself be doubting’: Scepticism, System and Poetry Essay II - A ‘voice from out the Wilderness’: Cain and Philosophical Poetry Part 2: Poetics Essay III - The need for ‘all this’: Johnson, Bowles and the Forms of Prose Essay IV - ‘I wish to do as much by Poesy’: Amidst a Byronic Poetics Part 3: Outlines Essay V - The Flower and the Gem: Narrative Form and the Traces of Eden Essay VI - ‘Glory’s dream Unriddled’: Politics and the Forms of War Coda: ‘In Short’ Bibliography Index
Howe's Byron and the Forms of Thought is illuminating as well as inspiring,readers looking for fresh insights into Byron’s poetry and verse dramas will not be disappointed.
Susan Oliver European Romantic Review
Howe’s work represents a promising turn in Byron studies. As we seek to explain and justify the role of literary studies and single-author studies in particular, texts like this one come to our aid... One can hope that the conversations Howe begins in this book – on text, form, language, and politics – come to dominate Byron studies in the coming years.
Byron Journal 42.2
Anthony Howe’s study is well-written (if occasionally gnomic) and full of insights, combining a strong awareness of Byron’s various intellectual engagements with consistently persuasive interpretations of the poetry.
The BARS Review, No. 44, Autumn
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: September 20, 2013
Series: Liverpool English Texts and Studies 61