And yet, if we will, we may fancy Byron inspired in literature by demons of the same froward brood that had urged others of his lineage on lives of adventure or of crime, and may conceive that Shelley drew some of his instincts for ...
Author: Sidney Colvin
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: Life of John Keats by Sidney Colvin
Brown, Sue, Joseph Severn: A Life: The Rewards of Friendship, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Bushnell, Nelson S., A Walk After John Keats, New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1936. Clampitt, Amy, “Keats at Chichester”, ...
Author: Suzie Grogan
Publisher: Pen and Sword History
Category: Biography & Autobiography
We read fine things but never feel them to the full until we have gone the same steps as the Author.' (John Keats to J.H. Reynolds, Teignmouth May 1818) John Keats is one of Britain’s best-known and most-loved poets. Despite dying in Rome in 1821, at the age of just 25, his poems continue to inspire generations who reinterpret and reinvent the ways in which we consume his work. Apart from his long association with Hampstead, North London, he has not previously been known as a poet of ‘place’ in the way we associate Wordsworth with the Lake District, for example, and for many years readers considered Keats’s work remote from political and social context. Yet Keats was acutely aware of and influenced by his surroundings: Hampstead; Guy’s Hospital in London where he trained as a doctor; Teignmouth where he nursed his brother Tom; a walking tour of the Lake District and Scotland; the Isle of Wight; the area around Chichester and in Winchester, where his last great ode, To Autumn, was composed. Far from the frail Romantic stereotype, Keats captivated people with his vitality and strength of character. He was also deeply interested in the life around him, commenting in his many letters and his poetry on historic events and the relationship between wealth and poverty. What impact did the places he visited have on him and how have those areas changed over two centuries? How do they celebrate their ‘Keats connection?' Suzie Grogan takes the reader on a journey through Keats’s life and landscapes, introducing us to his best and most influential work. In many ways a personal journey following a lifetime of study, the reader is offered opportunities to reflect on the impact of poetry and landscape on all our lives. The book is aimed at anyone wanting to know more about the places Keats visited, the times he lived through and the influences they may have had on his poetry. Utilizing primary sources such as Keats’s letters to friends and family and the very latest biographical and academic work, it offers an accessible way to see Keats through the lens of the places he visited and aims to spark a lasting interest in the real Keats - the poet and the man.
“Upon this mother tongue, upon this English language has Keats trampled as with the hoofs of a buffalo. ... but there is nothing in Wemyss Reid's two-volume biography of Milnes to suggest that Keats had been at any time a consuming ...
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is the father and the almost universal source, whether acknowledged or not, of all subsequent biographies of that heroic personality so inaptly referred to as 'poor Keats.' Richard Monckton Milnes, who afterwards became Lord Houghton, was only a boy of eleven when Keats died and did not frequent the same circles as the poet, but when he was on a visit to Walter Savage Landor, Houghton met with Charles Browne, who had been an intimate friend of Keats in his Hampstead days. Mr Browne had, himself, planned a biography of Keats but abandoned it when he determined to emigrate to New Zealand. His accumulated material he handed over to Houghton, but the latter spent eight years collecting further material, documentary and by the way of personal recollections and eye-witnesses, and the book, as it finally appeared, is substantially a portrait of Keats as he appeared to his contemporaries, authenticated by a large collection of the poet's original letters and literary notes,. The present edition has a note on the letters by Lewis Gibbs.
John Keats Richard Monckton Milnes Houghton (1st baron), Richard Monckton Milnes (Baron Houghton). 66 unable to perform his engagement , and Mr. Brown , who conducted the negotiation without mention of Keats's name , withdrew the ...
poetry , has observed that ' though a poem emerges from a life it takes on a life of its own ; often the two lives will not be straightforwardly related ' . ? In ' The Posthumous Life of John Keats ' , a BBC radio programme marking ...
Author: Nicholas Roe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Roe overturns ideas about Keats as a poet of 'beauty' and 'sensuousness', offering a compelling account of the political interests of Keats's poetry and showing why his poems generated such a bitterly hostile response from his original critics.
... And common Wellingtons turn Romeo boots ; Then Cleopatra lives at number seven , And Anthony resides in Brunswick Square . ... The tapers keep aside , an hour and more , To see what else the moon alone can show ; JOHN KEATS . 283.
Complete Letters and Two Extensive Biographies of one of the most beloved English Romantic poets John Keats. suggestion and that Keats acquiesced from fatigue or indifference, or perhaps even from that very sense of lack of sympathy in ...
Author: John Keats
Publisher: Musaicum Books
Category: Literary Collections
This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. John Keats (1795-1821) was an English Romantic poet. The poetry of Keats is characterized by sensual imagery, most notably in the series of odes. Today his poems and letters are some of the most popular and most analyzed in English literature. During the 19th century, critics deemed them unworthy of attention, distractions from his poetic works. During the 20th century they became almost as admired and studied as his poetry, and are highly regarded within the canon of English literary correspondence. T. S. Eliot described them as "certainly the most notable and most important ever written by any English poet." Keats spent a great deal of time considering poetry itself, its constructs and impacts, displaying a deep interest unusual amongst his milieu who were more easily distracted by metaphysics or politics, fashions or science. Table of Contents: Biographies: Life of John Keats by Sidney Colvin Life, letters, and literary remains, of John Ketas by Richard Monckton Milnes Complete Letters: To Messrs, Taylor and Hessey To Jane Reynolds To Charles Wentworth Dilke To Joseph Severn To John Taylor To Benjamin Robert Haydon To Benjamin Bailey To John Hamilton Reynolds To George and Thomas Keats To Fanny Keats To James Rice To Leigh Hunt To Richard Woodhouse To Thomas Keats To James Elmes To Mrs. Brawne To Charles Cowden Clarke To George and Georgiana Keats To Percy Bysshe Shelley To Mrs. Reynolds To Georgiana Keats To Mariane and Jane Reynolds To Mrs. Wylie To Charles Brown…
The next major Keats biography, by William Michael Rossetti in 1887, makes a passing reference to the medical Notebook's existence: 'Keats attended the usual lectures, and made careful annotations in a book still preserved.
Author: Hrileena Ghosh
Publisher: English Association Monographs
This study explores the poet John Keats' manuscript medical Notebook from his time at Guy's Hospital (October 1815 - March 1816), reconstructing and recovering the intriguing and mutually enriching connections between Keats' two careers of medicine and poetry.