Byron and Scotland Radical or Dandy? Hardcover – 28 Jun 1989
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...a lively response to the tensions of modern Britain, as well as a contribution to Byron studies--American Behavioral Scientist
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In addition to a Preface, an introduction and an afterword, there are 11 essays -
Byron the Radical - David Craig
Byron; Radical, Scottish Aristocrat - Andrew Noble
Byron and Catholocism - William Donnelly
Byron and Scott - PH Scott
The Provost and his Lord; John Galt and Lord Byron - Margery McCulloch
Lord Byron and Lord Elgin - Douglas Dunn
Byron; An Edinburgh Re-Review - Jon Curt
Byron, Scott and Scottish Nostalgia - J. Drummond Bone
The Island; Scotland, Greece and Romantic Savagery - Angus Calder
"Byron landing from a boat" by George Sanders - Michael Rees
On singing "Dark Lochnagar" - Sheena Blackhall
As you might expect from a series of academic conference papers, the results are mixed - some long, some very short, some dry as dust, some very interesting. Some were unexpected, e.g. I'd expected the poet Douglas Dunn's essay to focus on the poetry, instead it is an essay on the exchange betweeen two Lords - Byron and Elgin - and the "Elgin Stones" - and is one of the most interesting chapters in the book. Many of the essays touch on the nature and depth of Byron's "Scottishness" (which in my opinion existed only when it suited him).
From reading this book I definitely learned more about Byron but I can't say that at the end of it I liked him, or his poetry, any better.