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The Literature of Italy in Byron's Poems of 1817-20

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This chapter focuses on Byron’s The Lament of Tasso and The Prophecy of Dante alongside his translations of Filicaja in the fourth canto of Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage and Pulci’s Morgante Maggiore. It begins by exploring the ways in which Byron ‘exploited both the writings and the figures of Italian writers (especially the exiled Dante and imprisoned Tasso) to construct his own cosmopolitan poetic identity’, reinventing himself as simultaneously – and ambiguously – an English and an Italian p...

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10.7765/9781526126078.00007

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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English Faculty
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University College
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Manchester University Press Publisher's website
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23-43
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Byron and Italy
Publication date:
2017-12-15
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9781526100559
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English
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2016-02-09

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