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Byron and the Jews


Byron and the Jews Synopsis

Investigates why, of all the British Romantic poets, Byron is the most frequently translated into Hebrew and Yiddish and how Jews used translations of Byron's works to help construct a new Jewish identity. Scholars of Byron, Jewish identity, and those interested in translation and reception studies will appreciate this insightful volume.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780814334423
Publication date: 15th August 2010
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Literary studies: general,


Sheila A. Spector is an independent scholar who has devoted her career to exploring the intersection between Romanticism and Judaica. In addition to a two-volume study of Blake and Kabbalism- Glorious Incomprehensible : The Development of Blake's Kabbalistic Language and Wonders Divine : The Development of Blake's Kabbalistic Myth-she has edited three collections of essays on Romanticism and the Jews: British Romanticism and the Jews: History, Culture, Literature; The Jews and British Romanticism: Politics, Religion, Culture; and Romanticism/Judaica: A Convergence of Cultures.

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