The Byronic Hero In Film, Fiction, And Television
Atara SteinISBN: 0809325861;
Book DescriptionTracing the influence of Lord Byron?s Manfred as outcast hero on a pantheon of his contemporary progenies?including characters from Pale Rider, Unforgiven, The Terminator, Aliens, The Crow, Sandman, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Angel?Atara Stein tempers her academic acumen with the insights of a devoted aficionado in this first comprehensive study of the Romantic hero type and his modern kindred. The Byronic Hero in Film, Fiction, and Television bridges nineteenth- and twentieth-century studies in pursuit of an ambitious, antisocial, arrogant, and aggressively individualistic mode of hero from his inception in Byron?s Manfred, Childe Harold, and Cain, through his incarnations as the protagonists of Westerns,action flicks, space odysseys, vampire novels, neo-Gothic comics, and sci-fi television. Such a hero exhibits supernatural abilities, adherence to a personal moral code, ineptitude at human interaction (muddled even further by...
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