Word Wednesday: Byronic

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The Byronic hero, incapable of love or capable only of an impossible love, suffers endlessly. He is solitary, languid [and] his condition exhausts him. If he wants to feel alive, it must be in the terrible exaltation of a brief and destructive action.

Albert Camus
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The Byronic Hero is a character notable for being sullen, withdrawn, hard to like and hard to know but, usually possessing a rich inner life and a softer side, accessible only to a special few.

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9 thoughts on “Word Wednesday: Byronic

    Kenneth T. said:
    January 5, 2022 at 8:21 AM

    Sounds like an Impossible Dream.


    Dayphoto said:
    January 5, 2022 at 11:50 AM

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh the real heroes of the world.


    Rusty Armor said:
    January 6, 2022 at 11:12 AM

    I suppose there is a bit of the Byronic in me. But I am mostly a chimerical fatalist in love with unrequited love …


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