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John Keats : a new life

Author: Nicholas Roe
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography of celebrated Romantic poet John Keats explodes entrenched conceptions of him as a delicate, overly sensitive, tragic figure. Instead, the author reveals the real flesh-and-blood poet: a passionate man driven by ambition but prey to doubt, suspicion, and jealousy; sure of his vocation while bitterly resentful of the obstacles that blighted his career; devoured by sexual desire and frustration; and in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Keats; John Keats; John Keats
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Roe
ISBN: 9780300124651 0300124651
OCLC Number: 785864747
Description: xxiv, 446 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Early years, 1795-1814 : Birthplaces ; School ; Bridge --
Guy's Hospital, 1814-1817 : Southwark ; Bright and dark ; 'J.K., and other communications' ; An era ; Wild surmises ; Saturnalia ; Lancet --
The year of "Endymion," 1817 : Strange journeys ; Fellowship ; 'Z' ; Immortal dinners --
Roads of the dead, 1818 : Dark passages ; Walking north ; Sleepless nights --
Conjunctions, 1819 : ditto, ditto ; Ever indolent ; Hope and chance --
Consumption, 1819-1821 : Repasts ; A now ; Regions of poetry ; Eternal road ; Terminalia.
Responsibility: Nicholas Roe.

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A biography of Romantic poet John Keats that explodes entrenched conceptions of him as a delicate, overly sensitive, tragic figure. Instead, it reveals the real flesh-and-blood poet: a passionate man  Read more...
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"This new book promises to become the definitive biography of one of the major Romantic poets. Keats has of course been well served by biographers, but what Roe adds to these Lives is his own Read more...

 
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