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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 Adam Mickiewicz.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published September 2003 by Zielona Sowa (first published 1813)
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Byron's prowess in overdrive. Read this poem not for its narrative (which is virtually drowned by the poetry), but for its stunning lyricism.
Martin Michalek
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
Ben Dutton
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.

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katherine drake
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.
I think that Lord Byron is the master of deconstructing the notion of Colonializastin in his own time.
I read it in high school and it was rather nice comparing to some other books from curriculum.
Ira Bespalova
A heartbreaking story about love, true feelings and vengeance. Worth reading!
"Before Decay's effacing fingers
Have swept the lines where beauty lingers"
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