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Selected Poetry By John Keats

Selected Poetry by John Keats

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Summary

This selection of Keats's major works demonstrates the remarkable growth in maturity of his verse, from early poems such as "Imitation of Spenser" and "Ode to Apollo" to later work such as "The Eve of St Agnes" and "Ode to a Nightingale". A scholarly introduction and annotation are provided.

Selected Poetry Summary

Selected Poetry by John Keats

John Keats's abiding poetic legacy is one of extraordinary and triumphant richness. Before the moment of 'self-will' when he declared his intention to be a poet, Keats (1795-1821) had chosen the medical profession. His apothecary's training influenced his conception of poetry as an art that could mitigate the world's suffering. Keats's generous spirit triumphed over personal sadness, finding expression in his concept of life as a 'vale of Soul-making' rather than a vale of tears. He published only three volumes before his death at the age of 25, and, while many of his contemporaries quickly recognized his genius, snobbery and political hostility led the Tory press to vilify him. This selection, chosen from the Oxford Authors critical edition of Keats's major works, demonstrates the remarkable growth in maturity of his verse, from early poems such as 'Imitation of Spenser' and 'Ode to Apollo' to later work such as 'The Eve of St Agnes', 'Ode to a Nightingale', and 'To Autumn'. Elizabeth Cook's introduction, notes and glossary of classical names offer helpful insights into Keats's life and work.

Selected Poetry Reviews

"I like the price, and I'm sure students would, too. The glossary of classical names is a great idea."--R. Parks Lanier, Jr., Radford University


"I like the price, and I'm sure students would, too. The glossary of classical names is a great idea."--R. Parks Lanier, Jr., Radford University

"I like the price, and I'm sure students would, too. The glossary of classical names is a great idea."--R. Parks Lanier, Jr., Radford University


"I like the price, and I'm sure students would, too. The glossary of classical names is a great idea."--R. Parks Lanier, Jr., Radford University


About John Keats


Elizabeth Cook is a freelance writer. She is the author of Seeing through Words and has recently edited Ben Johnson's The Alchemist.

Additional information

GOR005961985
9780192834935
0192834932
Selected Poetry by John Keats
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-06-18
284
N/A
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