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Book Title: Lord Byron: Poems|
The author of the book: George Gordon Byron
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 21.96 MB
Edition: Highbridge Audio
Date of issue: April 1st 1999
ISBN 13: 9781565113008
Read full description of the books Lord Byron: Poems:To select a date at which I have read all of Byron's Poems is impossible. For, as with all works of poetry, they are never to be read in one sitting, but rather like a piece of candy, each poem must be enjoyed in its own time. Thus it is, to tell the truth, I have never read all of Byron's poems - as of yet.
Even though I have not read all, I can honestly state that I hold a love/hate relationship with the admirable lord's work. His work is to be loved, he is to be despised. The simple beauty, the simple themes, the simple poetry that breathes beauty and simple complexity is what is lovable about his work.
It is for a more personal reason, however, that I hate Lord Byron. I can no longer put to the pen the greatest poem in the English language. I would, I must confess, have to find another language in which to write, such as French - as far as I know there are no great French poems. Byron is to be despised - at least by me - because he already wrote the most spectacular poem in the English language, "She Walks in Beauty Like the Night." Ah! Such a poem! will never walk again on earth. This one poem makes all his work beautiful in the same manner as a lady's smile can erase all her blemishes from the mind's eye.
Read information about the authorGeorge Gordon Byron (invariably known as Lord Byron), later Noel, 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale FRS was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Amongst Byron's best-known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and So, we'll go no more a roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential, both in the English-speaking world and beyond.
Byron's notabilty rests not only on his writings but also on his life, which featured upper-class living, numerous love affairs, debts, and separation. He was notably described by Lady Caroline Lamb as "mad, bad, and dangerous to know". Byron served as a regional leader of Italy's revolutionary organization, the Carbonari, in its struggle against Austria. He later travelled to fight against the Ottoman Empire in the Greek War of Independence, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero. He died from a fever contracted while in Messolonghi in Greece.
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