Keats

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Publisher:
Farrar, Straus, Giroux,
Pub. Date:
1997.
Edition:
1st American ed.
Language:
English
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Andrew Motion's dramatic narration of Keats's life is the first in a generation to take a fresh look at this great English Romantic poet. Unlike previous biographers, Motion pays close attention to the social and political worlds Keats inhabited. Making incisive use of the poet's inimitable letters, Motion presents a masterful account. "Motion has given us a new Keats, one who is skinned alive, a genius who wrote in a single month all the poems we cherish, a victim who was tormented by the best doctors of the age. . . . This portrait, stripped of its layers of varnish and restored to glowing colours, should last us for another generation."--Edmund White, The Observer Review "Keats's letters fairly leap off the page. . . . [Motion] listens for the 'freely associating inquiry and incomparable verve and dash,' the 'headlong charge,' of Keats's jazzlike improvisations, which give us, like no other writing in English, the actual rush of a man thinking, a mind hurtling forward unpredictably and sweeping us along."--Morris Dickstein, New York Times Book Review "Scrupulous and eloquent."--Gregory Feeley, Philadelphia Inquirer
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9780374181000
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subject_facet Keats, John, -- 1795-1821 -- Biography, Poets, English -- 19th century -- Biography
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