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Byron and the Forms of Thought$
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Anthony Howe

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781846319716

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846319716.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Byron and the Forms of Thought

Anthony Howe

Liverpool University Press

This introductory chapter first traces the history of the critical reception of Byron’s works. It considers his cultural status as a writer, rather than as a thinker, and his exclusion from works of literary history. It then discusses how Byron can be placed — and, at times, consciously places himself — within a version of the critical tradition. It argues that his poetry, rather than being reproducible as a discrete branch of philosophy, engages philosophical thought as a prelude to self-understanding. It becomes its own investigation into the thoughtfulness and knowledge of form. The book’s manner, structure and aims are described followed by an overview of the subsequent chapters.

Keywords:   Bryon, poets, poetry, literary history, literary criticism, philosophy

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