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Liberty and Poetic LicenceNew Essays on Byron$
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Bernard Beatty, Tony Howe, and Charles Robinson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780853235897

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315428

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Slaves of Passion: Byron and Staël on Liberty

Slaves of Passion: Byron and Staël on Liberty

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(p.193) Slaves of Passion: Byron and Staël on Liberty
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Liberty and Poetic Licence
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Jonathan Gross
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853235897.003.0015

This chapter examines the relationship between sexual passion and political liberty. It suggests that Arendt's affair with Martin Heidegger; Byron's homoerotic friendships with young boys; and Mme de Staël's flirtation with Napoleon cannot be separated from the tone and tenor of their attacks on Eichmann, Castlereagh and Napoleon.

Keywords:   Byron, Mme de Staël, sexual passion, political liberty

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