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The Private Life of Lord Byron von Antony Peattie

The Private Life of Lord Byron Antony Peattie

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Zusammenfassung

Featuring cover artwork and endpapers from the late Howard Hodgkin, this intimate biography of Lord Byron is the first book to explore the poet's eating disorder and obsession with fatherhood, and the impact of these on his writing

The Private Life of Lord Byron Zusammenfassung

The Private Life of Lord Byron Antony Peattie

The great Romantic poet Lord Byron starved himself compulsively for most of his life. His behaviour mystified his friends and other witnesses, yet he never imagined he was ill. Instead, he rationalised his behaviour as a fight for spiritual freedom and made it the cornerstone of his heroic ideal, which was central to his work and to his life and his death.

This fresh biographical study aims to explore neglected or misunderstood aspects of his private life to illuminate his writing, his affairs with women, his passion for Napoleon and his conflicted friendships with Coleridge and Shelley. This in turn leads to a new understanding of his masterpiece, Don Juan. 15 July 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of its first publication.

Antony Peattie situates these patterns of behaviour in a vividly rendered contemporary world, culminating in Byron's last days in Greece, where he tried to starve himself into heroic leadership but damaged his constitution, resulting in his death at the age of thirty-six.

Über Antony Peattie

Antony Peattie's first job after leaving university was correcting the text and English translations of some of Byron's Italian letters. After working as Publications Editor at Welsh National Opera, he helped launch Opera Now magazine before going freelance, devising Opera Bites for Glyndebourne, supertitles for Scottish Opera and surtitles for the Royal Opera. He translated Verdi's Ernani for English National Opera and, with Lord Harewood, he co-edited the latest edition of Kobbe's New Complete Book of Opera. He has lectured on Byron at the National Portrait Gallery and Tate Britain. He lives in London.

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GOR010085769
9781783524266
178352426X
The Private Life of Lord Byron Antony Peattie
Gebraucht - Sehr Gut
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Unbound
2019-09-19
528
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