A graduate of Baylor University, TX, USA (1985), Naji B. Oueijan (PhD) is Full Professor of English Literature at Notre Dame University, Lebanon. President of the Lebanese Byron Society; Member of the Board of Directors of the International Council of the Byron Societies and several other literary societies. Research interests include Byronism, Orientalism, Romanticism, East-West Cultural Dialogue, and Lebanese-American Writers. His Publications include eight books, one of which is "A compendium of Eastern Elements in Byron's Oriental Tales," (Peter Lang, 1999), and many articles published world wide.
The book is a collection of eleven articles written by the author about Lord Byron’s personal and literary involvement in Oriental life and creativity. Byron’s genuine Oriental scholarship provides the platform upon which the articles are based. The authentic images of the East and the West in Byron’s Oriental tales and some of his major works, Don Juan and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, are analyzed to expose the influences of both worlds on his personal life and career.
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