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Dangerous Ground

David Roessel

in In Byron's Shadow

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780195143867
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199871872 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143867.003.0005
Dangerous Ground

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This chapter explores the omnipresence of Byronic Greece in writing in English from 1833 to 1913. Byron's poetry became a mantra for entry into the “experience” of Greece with sites where, as late as 1947, Dora Una Ratcliffe claimed that “the temptation to quote tries one sorely”. In 1906, Sir Sidney Colvin recalled his first visit to Athens in lines that call to mind the Greeces of Homer and Byron delineated by Hugo. Byron also was used as the medium for the experience of Greek sites in a number of paintings.

Keywords: modern Greece; Byron; literature; paintings; Dora Una Ratcliffe; Sir Sidney Colvin

Chapter.  14901 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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