The association between the Byronic
hero and the artist, manifest in Pan's music and tale-telling, is well documented.
But as the tabloid headlines later screamed, Madonna failed to woo the young thespian whose Byronic
good looks have been both a blessing and a curse.
The most famous of Delacroix's many illustrations of Byronic
themes, "The Death of Sardanapalus" (1827), is represented by a reduced version of the painting (c.
With anyone other than Bankes, it would be tempting to diagnose an overdose of 'The Giaour' or 'Bride of Abydos', but talent, energy, imagination, discipline and courage all set him apart from the run-of-the-mill traveller who responded to the Byronic
He spent only three weeks in Serbia (two at the front) before being killed at Gornji Adrovac in a truly Byronic
Byron could not have wished for a more Byronic
More light seems to be shed on the question, however, if his style is regarded as Byronic
in itself (according to McGann's own descriptions of the Byronic
), and as a reflection of his "essaying a Byronic
, oppositional life" (290).
Stephen was, of course, the first martyr; and his fictional namesake, who famously goes on to say that the only weapons he will allow himself in life are "silence, exile, and cunning," is perhaps the apotheosis in English of the Byronic
For them, Gale Harold's Byronic
Brian on Showtime would never have the charm of Aidan Gillen's more puckish Stuart, to cite one frequent comparison.
For instance, if one grants that Byronic
fantasy is often
The extra few pounds might surprise fans who remember him as the brooding, Byronic
sex god half of the comedy team Newman and Baddiel, but he was always the weightier talent in the double act.
The violent and histrionic displays in which both Heathcliff and Cathy engage would be seen not as Byronic
sexual displays but rather as infantile tantrums pathologically (and lethally) affiliated with adult power.
Other than his famous Congressional anti-war speech of 1811, his most interesting "text," Grammer argues, is the persona he cultivated as mad "Randolph of Roanoke," a Byronic
lone-rebel figure that made the romantic reactionary the last "representative man"--hence, a model without a future.
Quite likely what boggles McGann and other mobilists like Anne Mellor, Peter Manning, Stuart Curran and Terence Hoagwood is the indiscriminate destructiveness of Byronic
Coleridge comes somewhere between the two, a vehement apostle of the unity of the self who yet knows all too well the experience of its dissolution: his attitude towards the texts of his poems, analogously, is somewhere between Wordsworthian possession and Byronic
abandon, leaving him a 'reluctant, even despairing, indeterminist'.