The Comet and the Bomb

This arti­cle was orig­i­nal­ly intend­ed as a draft of an intro­duc­tion to the “Bicen­ten­ni­al” edi­tion of Can­tos I & II that I have now post­ed. I decid­ed not to use it there but I want…

The Venetian Cantos of Don Juan

Byron wrote Can­tos I and II in Venice, amid the excess­es of Car­ni­vale in 1818 and 1819 — his excess­es, at least — and just before he fell in love with the pret­ty, pre­co­cious, unhap­pi­­ly-mar­ried, 19-year-old, Tere­sa…

An announcement

To cel­e­brate the bicen­te­nary of the first pub­li­ca­tion of Byron’s “Don Juan” on 15 July 1819, I’ll be releas­ing an anno­tat­ed and nar­rat­ed ver­sion of Can­tos I + II on 27 June, 2019.

The Narration of Don Juan

In brief: I’m prepar­ing to pub­lish (“free”) an anno­tat­ed and nar­rat­ed edi­tion of Can­tos I & II of Byrons’ Don Juan on the bicen­te­nary of their first Lon­don pub­li­ca­tion this July. But “why nar­ra­tion”? Aren’t…