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Powieść poetycka autorstwa George'a Byrona, opublikowana po raz pierwszy w 1813 roku. Stanowi jednocześnie pierwszy element jego serii utworów związanych z tematyką orientu. Jako jeden z pierwszych porusza temat wampirów. Giaur odniósł sukces, przyniósł swojemu autorowi dużą sławę. Polskiego przekładu dokonał m.in. Adam Mickiewicz.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published September 2003 by Zielona Sowa
(first published 1813)
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Written during the same mediterranean excursion that birthed Childe Harold, one would not be reproached for reading "The Giaour" the same way he reads "Childe Harold"—that is to say, reading it as Byron writing about (who else but) himself. Though he denied the pseudonymity of Harold until the fourth canto (and, like, didn't fool anyone), Byron never really gave a say on whether or not he was pseudonymously writing about himself with Hassan, the protagonist of this poem. One wonders, though, who...more
When he was joined by his friends Percy Bysshe Shelley and his lover Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (later Mary Shelley), in Switzerland, they discussed galvanism, and the reconstitution of human flesh, and they read German ghost stories, and then Lord Bryon suggested they write their own tales of the macabre. Out of this one meeting Mary Shelley produced Frankenstein, and Byron produced this, a short fragment of a proposed story, one that would help give birth to the romantic vampire myth.
Sep 03, 2012 katherine drake rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
My favorite of Byron's. I remember finding a very small, very old, and very dusty version of it in the small library when I was growing up, and just being swept away by it's visual gate and punch perfect pacing.
George Gordon Byron (aka Lord Byron), later Noel, 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale FRS was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Amongst Byron's best-known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and So, we'll go no more a roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and r...moreMore about George Gordon Byron...