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Keats: Truth & Imagination (Illustrated Poetry Series)

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'I think I shall be among the English Poets after my death,' John Keats soberly prophesied in 1818 as he started writing the blankverse epic Hyperion. Today he endures as the archetypal Romantic genius who explored the limits of the imagination and celebrated the pleasures of the senses but suffered a tragic early death. Edmund Wilson counted him as 'one of the half dozen
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Hardcover, 96 pages
Published March 10th 1999 by Gramercy (first published 1997)
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J. Aleksandr Wootton
Mar 18, 2015 J. Aleksandr Wootton rated it really liked it
English textbook anthologists have probably done more to dissuade students from reading literature than anyone or anything else. I doubt I will ever really enjoy Ode to a Grecian Urn on more than technical merit, but I savored at least half of the other pieces in this collection and for me that's pretty high.

Keats wrote some really beautiful passages and I read most of this collection five or six times before I allowed a new book to take its place on the bedside table.

In fact, I think I'll read
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Keats' best poems and ballads accompanied by fitting Pre-Raphaelite artwork. such a pleasure to peruse
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John Keats was one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement. During his short life, his work received constant critical attacks from the periodicals of the day, but his posthumous influence on poets such as Alfred Tennyson has been immense. Elaborate word choice and sensual imagery characterize Keats's poetry, including a series of odes that were his masterpieces and which remain am ...more
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