28 January 2009

Brave Romantics

I am listening to The Mark Steel Lectures on BBC Radio 7.

Currently it is series 2 and he's talking about Lord Byron.

I must admit the description of the life of this famous poet is delivered with style and much witticisms.

My favorite bit:

Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron register at a Mont Blanc hotel. Byron lists his age as 100. Shelley, writing in Greek, gives his occupation as "Democrat, Philanthropist, Atheist" and his destination (in French) as "L'Enfer" (hell).