Poems in Their Place: The Intertextuality and Order of Poetic Collections

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sciousness that can only be carried out in words but that cannot be defined in them. The act of the poem's mind, then, is an understanding that changes and brings about change. In Don Juan--to adapt a contemporary formulation of a fragment from Herakleitos--"What does not change / is the will to change." 25


NOTES
1.
For a discussion of these matters see my Fiery Dust: Byron's Poetic Development ( Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968), chap. 1, and Lord Byron: Complete Poetical Works, ed. Jerome J. McGann ( Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980-) 1: 360-63. The latter work is hereafter referred to as CPW.
2.
See poems 24, 25, 28, in CPW 1.
3.
CPW, 1:398-99.
4.
CPW, 1:426-27 and 2:268-71.
5.
For complete bibliographical details see Byron's Works: Poetry, ed. E. H. Coleridge ( London: John Murray, 1901-1904) 7:180-84 and T. J. Wise, Byron: A Bibliography . . . ( London: n.p., 1932-33) 1:50-54. The history of the book's publication is discussed in the CPW, 2: 268-69. The prose quotations below from Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. A Romaunt are taken from the first edition, and page numbers are given in the text.
6.
For a more detailed discussion of the context and meaning of the poem see CPW, 2, and Fiery Dust, part 2.
7.
See Byron's Letters and Journals, ed. Leslie A. Marchand ( Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1973-82) 9:41; hereafter referred to as BLJ.
8.
See the commentaries to the Oriental Tales in CPW, 3.
9.
CPW, 3:406-415. For an excellent discussion of the political aspects of two of the books of Byron's tales see Peter Manning, "Tales and Politics: The Corsair, Lara, and The White Doe of Rylstone," in Byron. Poetry and Politics . . . , ed. E. A. Stürzl and James Hogg ( Salzburg: Institut für Englische Sprache und Literatur, 1981), pp. 204-30.
10.
For a discussion of the history of the poem's publication see Don Juan: A Variorum Edition, ed. T. G. Steffan and W. W. Pratt ( Austin, Tex.: University of Texas Press, 1958) 1:25-52 passim (hereafter cited as DJV).
11.
See DJV, 2:3-20 and 4:4-15. The preface is placed at the beginning of the text of Don Juan in DJV as well as its sequel, the Penguin modernized edition. Leslie A. Marchand's school edition also places it at the poem's beginning. Such a placement is seriously misleading, however, for Byron not only left this preface in an uncompleted state, he discarded it.
12.
DJV, 2:4-5.
13.
BLJ, 8:78.
14.
Medwin's Conversations of Lord Byron, ed. Ernest J. Lovell Jr. ( Princeton, NJ.: Princeton University Press, 1966), pp. 164-5.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction the Place of the Book and the Book as Place 3
  • Notes 14
  • Some Issues for Study of Integrated Collections 18
  • Notes 40
  • The Theory and Practice of Poetic Arrangement from Vergil to Ovid 44
  • Notes 63
  • Sequences, Systems, Models Sidney and the Secularization of Sonnets 66
  • Notes 91
  • Jonson, Marvell, and Miscellaneity? 95
  • Notes 115
  • The Arrangement and Order of John Donne's Poems 119
  • Appendix A: Epigrams 150
  • Appendix B: Love Elegies 150
  • Appendix C: Epicedes and Obsequies 153
  • Appendix D: Divine Poems 154
  • Appendix E: Verse Letters 155
  • "Strange Text!" "Paradise Regain'D . . . to Which is Added Samson Agonistes" 164
  • Notes 191
  • "Images Reflect from Art to Art" Alexander Pope's Collected Works of 1717 195
  • Notes 231
  • Multum in Pairvo Wordsworth's Poems, in Two Volumes of 1807 234
  • Notes 251
  • The Book of Byron and the Book of a World 254
  • Notes 271
  • The Arrangement of Browning's Dramatic Lyrics (1842) 273
  • Notes 286
  • Whitman's Leaves and the American "Lyric-Epic" 289
  • Notes 306
  • Marjorie Perloff the Two Ariels the (re)making of the Sylvia Plath Canon 308
  • Notes 331
  • Index 335
  • Notes on the Contributors 343
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