By David Drake
The tower quivered whilst the dragons roared on the village perimeter, the place they guarded the neighborhood of Emath from the jungle past and the issues in it.
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These experiments with literary perspective destabilize conventional identities and re-establish the literary as a disruptive category. They diminish the pseudo-objectification of works of art by presenting the literary as a form of attention as well as the endurance of its object. I therefore believe that literary historians should not be so wary of the literary as to minimize inadvertently its role in the construction of modernity. Rather than relegate the experience of the aesthetic and the literary in the past to the past and its culture, we need to see the literary as instancing tendencies, the full consequences of which cannot be foreseen.
205) To discuss poetics in this idiom was at least to play at taking the people's side in the ongoing struggle for political reform in Britain. Byron's poetical commandments provoked some of the most strenuous denunciations of his poem and character. 8 It is important at this distance in time not only to acknowledge the radical subtext these devices carried, but also to observe the way poetic and political concerns overlap and interpenetrate one another. In these poetical commandments Byron's commitment to the Augustans and the poetic tradition of mock-heroic collapses into an identity with Hone's commitment to revising and revitalizing the eighteenth-century tradition of radical satire.
Here, as in so many places in the poem, the pleasure of Byron's verse reveals an effeminate sensibility that threatens the composure of the narrator's manly figure and voice. He concludes the Haidee episode by ceasing to speak of it 'for fear of seeming touch'd myself - touched by something perhaps more threatening than madness: femininity. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromsoe - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-08 30 Romanticism and Male Fantasy in Don Juan 1 Among the difficulties encountered by modern readers when starting out with Don Juan the poem's anglicizing pronunciation of the Spanish name 'Juan' is the one most apt to arouse mixed feelings.