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Byron and the Forms of Thought

Anthony Howe


Byron and the Forms of Thought is a major new study of Byron as a poet and thinker. While informed by recent work on Byron’s philosophical contexts, the book questions attempts to describe Byron as a philosopher of a particular kind. It approaches Byron, rather, as a writer fascinated by the different ways of thinking philosophy and poetry are taken to represent. After an Introduction that explores Byron’s reception as a thinker, the book moves to a new reading of Byron’s scepticism, arguing for a close proximity, in Byron’s thought, between epistemology and poetics. This is explored through r ... More

Keywords: Byron, Don Juan, poetry, poetics, scepticism, literary form

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846319716
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319716.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Howe, author
Birmingham City University