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Scott, Byron and the Poetics of Cultural Encounter

Oliver, S (2005) Scott, Byron and the Poetics of Cultural Encounter. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230555006

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Abstract

Scott, Byron and the Poetics of Cultural Encounter is an innovative study of Scott's and Byron's poetical engagement with borders (actual and metaphorical) and the people living on and around them. The author discusses Scott's edited collection of Border Ballads, Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border and his narrative poetry, and Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, cantos 1 and 2, his Eastern Tales, and his late, utopian South-Sea poem The Island. This fascinating study provides a detailed exegesis of the importance of borders to these leading poets and the public, during the early years of the Nineteenth-Century, with an emphasis on reciprocal literary influences, and on attitudes towards cultural instability.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Susan Oliver
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2013 08:46
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2018 15:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/5970

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