Byron on Toobonai

Byron Society Talk, 17th October

6.30-8.00pm, at the Art Workers Guild, London

[ezcol_1third][/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end]Ticket Prices:

£5.00 for Members;

£6.00 for Students;

£7.00 for Non-Members.


This talk is based on Nicholas Gayle’s new book Byron & The Sea Green Isle, the first monograph on Byron’s poem The Island. [/ezcol_2third_end]

In this talk, Nicholas Gayle will focus attention on the embarrassment of heroic riches Byron presents us with in ‘The Island’ and how they represent competing aspects of his own psyche—to wit, Capt. Bligh, Torquil, Neuha and Christian. How Byron keeps the narrative buoyant and free from heroic clutter, bringing off his one and only truly happy ending in the process, presents us with a fascinating story of a poet at the end of his tether, one who is drawing lines under a past and about to re-engage with ‘Don Juan’ in an unexpected way.




Art Workers Guild

6 Queen Square


London WC1N 3AT


[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]When:

Drinks at 6.30

Lecture 7.00-8.00pm

There will be a dinner for those who wish to join, details will be confirmed closer to the time.

[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Tickets:

£5.00 for Members

£6.00 for Students

£7.00 for Non-Members