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    Anyone Here a Fan of Byron?

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Cacian, Jan 4, 2012.

    I have seen a programm recently about Byron which almost changed my mind about reading him.
    Do you like or are familiar with his work?
    and who would compare him with?

    I am considering reading more of Don Juan because I speak Spanish and have lived in Spain.
     
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    Byron is great. He's a great poet, and very funny; though his famous shock value is lost on modern readers.
    Don Juan starts out great, but around Canto 7 it becomes pretty forgettable very quickly. I recommend Childe Harrold's Pilgrimage.
     
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    Lemex Thank you for your recommandation.
    I will have a look a Childe Harrrold's Pilgrimage..see what I can find.
    Are you very familiar with it?
     
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    I've read it, and enjoyed it. Can't say I'm exactly familiar with it though.
     
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    When I started parodying songs, someone suggested I read him. I think I got my precision in formal poetry from reading some of his stuff years ago. I'm not one to reread so it's been awhile and I dont' know if I can remember the names of anything he's written, much less phrases from it.

    Thank you for bringing him up, I think I'll go check him out again.
     
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    Interesting again with Byron because he was also in a self-exiled position and a deformed foot which made physical activity difficult and had a weight problem. For someone who was incensantly travelling with a handicap such as this seems incredible.
    I like this quote:
    I did not realise that in Byron's time there was the concept of 'the rich and famous'.
    then moves on to describe himself as:
    For somoene so eloquent with words and peotry and yet does not know how to describe himself sounds astonishing to me.

    I am trying to undestand the title first
    Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
     
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    I find these two stanzas captivating..it seems Venice and Italy as whole was a thriving place for romantics and peots
    This is from canto the fourth

    The Bridge of Sighs...must some kind of bridge
    the secon line is presumably refering to a statue/goddess..
    the winged lion ...




    Not sure who Cybele is yet...
    In purple...must be refering to Lenthe..
     
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    I had high hopes for Lord Byron and selected a book of his love poems. I didn't like them very much I'm afraid. But I find I don't like very much poetry. Though I still try to read it. Maybe one day I'll finally find some poetry that's appealing to me. :confused:
     

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