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Edna O'brien - Byron in Love - 9780297855538 - 9780297855538
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Byron in Love

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Description for Byron in Love Hardcover. 228pp. Keywords: Biography, Poet.
Bryon's name is part of the English language. The word 'Byronic' suggests excess, diabolical deeds and a rebelliousness answering neither to king nor commoner. Byron, more than any other poet, has come to personify the poet as rebel, imaginative and lawless, reaching beyond race, creed or frontier, his gigantic flaws redeemed by a magnetism and ultimately a heroism that by ending in tragedy raised it and him from the particular to the universal. Lord George Gordon Byron was 5' 8" in height, had a malformed right foot, chestnut hair, a haunting pallor, grey eyes fringed with dark lashes ... Read more

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About Edna O'brien
In more than twenty books, Edna O'Brien has charted the emotional and psychic landscape of her native Ireland. Often criticised in her own country for her outspoken stance, she has forged a universal audience; the San Francisco Chronicle described her as 'a worthy heir to the great Irish forebears in Irish literature', while Le Figaro noted that 'the breathlessness ... Read more

Reviews for Byron in Love
"Few writers are better suited than she is to take his measure, and to plumb his heart" Judith Thurman "Edna O'Brien and Byron are surely the perfect match. the novelist has made a portrait of the poet that is admiring, gently ironic, funny and perceptive" John Banville "Edna O'Brien has always been attracted to writers writing about other ... Read more

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