Posthumous Keats

Posthumous Keats

A Personal Biography

Book - 2008/05/01
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An acclaimed American poet reflects on the life and legacy of John Keats.

Baker & Taylor
An award-winning poet reflects on the life and legacy of John Keats, profiling the master writer as one of England's greatest Romanticists, his perspectives about poetry that fueled his feelings of failure when he realized he would die young, and his role in elevating the lyric poem.

Norton Pub
Posthumous Keats is the result of Stanley Plumly's twenty years of reflection on the enduring afterlife of one of England's greatest Romanticists. John Keats's famous epitaph—"Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water"—helped cement his reputation as the archetype of the genius cut off before his time. Keats, dead of tuberculosis at twenty-five, saw his mortality as fatal to his poetry, and therein, Plumly argues, lies his tragedy: Keats thought he had failed in his mission "to be among the English poets."In this close narrative study, Plumly meditates on the chances for poetic immortality—an idea that finds its purest expression in Keats, whose poetic influence remains immense. Incisive in its observations and beautifully written, Posthumous Keats is an ode to an unsuspecting young poet—a man who, against the odds of his culture and critics, managed to achieve the unthinkable: the elevation of the lyric poem to sublime and tragic status.
An acclaimed American poet reflects on the life and legacy of John Keats.

Book News
In his account of the possible and potential afterlife of British Romantic poet John Keats (1795-1821), Plumly (U. of Maryland-College Park) sought a middle voice between limited first person and omniscient third person. He also avoids a linear narrative pasted together from found biographia. Some of the chapters have been published as separate essays. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

Presents a reflection on the life and legacy of John Keats, profiling the master writer as one of England's greatest Romanticists, his perspectives about poetry that fueled his feelings of failure when he realized he would die young, and his role in elevating the lyric poem.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton., 2008/05/01
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393065732
0393065731
Branch Call Number: B KEATS
Characteristics: 392 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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