In Byron's Shadow by David Roessel
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In Byron's Shadow
By David Roessel

In Byron's Shadow

Modern Greece in the English and American Imagination

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In Byron's Shadow by David Roessel

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Modern Greece constructed by the early nineteenth-century ideals and ideas associated with Byron, has been 'haunted, holy ground' in English and American literature for almost two centuries. In Byron's Shadow analyses how authors employ ideas about romantic nationalism, gender politics, shifts in cultural constructions, and literary experimentation to create variations of Greece to suit changing eras. Complementing and complicating Edward Said's view of relations between East and West, Roessel discusses the way perceptions of modern Greece have been shaped by historical events, arguing that the Greek struggle for independence became a touchstone in the English and American imagination of the nineteenth century, and that twentieth-century Greece became a symbol of the attitudes and ideals that many believed caused the Great War.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195143867
ISBN-10: 0195143868
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 162mm x 32mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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