20 October 1994
Show More Lord Byron: The Complete Poetical Works, Vol. VII edited by Byron.
Oxford, 445 pp., £52.50, March 1993, 0 19 812328 0Show More
The New Oxford Book of Romantic Period Verse edited by Jerome McGann.
Oxford, 832 pp., £25, April 1993, 0 19 214158 9Show More
“... the poet to the poem. Each Byron poem or volume of poems is shown to have its own complex history, involving other people: an amanuensis (sometimes Mary Shelley), the publisher (Murray), his editor (Gifford), friends with or without authority to act for the poet, readers, shady piratical publishers and shadowy fakers, forgers and parodists. The ‘social’ emphasis brings out the process whereby a poem ...”