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ISBN:
0860077381
Author:
Leslie A. Marchand
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History & Criticism
Language:
English
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FUTURA PUBLICATIONS; New Ed edition (1976)
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576 pages
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by. Marchand, Leslie Alexis, 1900-1999. Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824, Poets, English, Poetry in English Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron - Biographies. London : Futura Publications. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by loader-DanaB on December 9, 2010.

Home Browse Books Book details, Byron's Letters and Journals: A New Selection. By Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand, Richard Lansdown. Byron's Letters and Journals: A New Selection.

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And of all the books written about him, Leslie A. Marchand's three-volume Byron: A Biography is. . Marchand's three-volume Byron: A Biography is generally recognized as definitive. The book starts with an excellent prologue that touches upon what at that time had been a major scandal that had received worldwide coverage: that of the corruption, brutality and mis-management of Brazils' SPI (Indian Protection Service). The service that had been charged in 1911 in protecting the indigenous peoples of Brazil from the advancing frontier had in fact been colluding in the dispossession and extermination of the indian tribes.

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Leslie Marchand's profound knowledge of his subject is unrivalled. His superb biography gives us an engrossing and utterly convincing portrait of a genius - a man who more than any other, fulfilled in his brillance, passion and creativity, the ideal of the Romantic Hero. One cannot but be won over by the sensitive, infinitely complex which Leslie Marchand uncovers. he gives us the essential Byron. The spell of this strange, unquiet, blazingly honest and infinitely endearing man, is powerful ' Selina Hastings.

Marchand, Leslie . ed. (1973). Byron's Letters and Journals. Byron: A Self-Portrait. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Westport, CT: Oryx Press. p. 54. ISBN 1573562564. Retrieved 27 December 2017. Markovits, Benjamin (10 May 2015). Marchand, Leslie . Volume 1. London: John Murray. Retrieved 26 December 2017. (1981). For Freedom's Battle'.

Selected Letters and Journals (Picador Books). George Gordon Byron, Leslie A. Published by John Murray General Publishing Division. Byron, George Gordon; Marchand, Leslie A. Published by Pan Macmillan. ISBN 10: 0330283030 ISBN 13: 9780330283038. ISBN 10: 0719539749 ISBN 13: 9780719539749.

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  • Fast Lovebird
The first edition of the actual 'Tribe That Hides From Man' book appeared in 1973 and I don't believe it was ever re-issued until 1995. I first picked up the book from my local library which I guess must have been some time in the early 1980's. It was the seminal book that along with 'The Savage My Kinsman' stimulated my interest in the indigenous peoples of South America, but particularly the Amazon Basin.

The book starts with an excellent prologue that touches upon what at that time had been a major scandal that had received worldwide coverage: that of the corruption, brutality and mis-management of Brazils' SPI (Indian Protection Service). The service that had been charged in 1911 in protecting the indigenous peoples of Brazil from the advancing frontier had in fact been colluding in the dispossession and extermination of the indian tribes.

The book then goes on to give an interesting account of the work of the Villas Boas brothers and the Xingu National Park - a reserve for the sole use of 15 native nations. The Xingu Park was at that time 'a shining beacon of hope' in terms of Brazils' indigenous policy. It was the only place in Brazil where the population of a whole group of tribes was not in decline and actually increasing. The book covers the authors experience in the Xingu, among the native people, set amidst a background of inter-tribal feuding and acclimitisation to modern Brazillian society.

This all serves as a good backdrop to the main part of the book which covers the attempts of the Villas Boas to make contact and peace with a hitherto 'hostile' tribe - the Kreen Akrore. It was deemed prudent to make contact with the Kreen Akrore as two National Highways were planned to cross their lands. The story relates the work of the expedition to make contact, and accurately sets it against the history of contacting isolated indians in Brazil. Adrian Cowell creates the feelings of claustrophobia and fear of the unknown faced by the members of the expedition and almost certainly by the Kreen Akrore.

The book covers two years between 1967 and 1969, by which time contact with the Kreen Akrore still has not been achieved. There are some great appendicies to this book and one of them covers in (very) brief the ultimate contact with the Kreen Akrore in 1973. In the 1995 edition the anthropolgist Stephen Schwartzmann provides a more detailed epilogue that covers to a greater depth the experience and reactions of the Kreen Akrore at the time of the contact expeditions, it answers some of the questions posed in the 1973 edition and the ultimate fate of the Kreen Akrore. the story is also comprehensively covered in the chapter 'Panara' in John Hemming's 'Die if You Must'.

A great read, part travelogue, part anthropological study, part work of modern history. Clearly written and meticulously detailed and annotated.
  • Celak
It is fortunate that I have a copy of this book, but I would wish for it to be brought back into print for everyone's benefit, everyone being those who are interested in the life of Lord Byron, as well as the definitive "Romantic Hero." I have yet to see any biographies or criticism on Byron that have outdone any of Marchand's work. His painfully meticulous inquiry into Byron's life, as well as the lives of his associates, is second only to his vibrant way of weaving all of this information together to bring forth the portrait of Byron. This is not only a portrait of Byron, but one of the general Romantic Hero; anyone who is interested in the culture and history of this period of time, as well as Romanticism in general, would benefit intellectually from reading this book. If you wish to know more about Byron's role in the struggles for Greek independence, about the various rumors intertwined with Byron's love associations, about his interactions with the Shelley family, or about his personal quirks, then you will enjoy this book immensely. Luckily, Marchand is able to balance out his portrait without slipping into "gossip column writer mode."
In an age when academic types write books to show off theoretical knowledge or a large vocabulary, it is refreshing to see a book that relies more on actual knowledge rather than theory; indeed, the writing style is neither pedantic nor alienating. Readers who are not formal students of literature will feel more than comfortable with this book, while those who are engaged in formal scholarship will find this an enlightening example of pure and true scholarship.
  • Gela
good book