Selected Poems

John Keats

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07 February 2019
9781509890798
0 pages
Synopsis

Edited and introduced by Dr Andrew Hodgson.

John Keats is regarded as one of the greatest poets of the Romantic movement. But when he died at the age of only twenty-five, his writing had been attacked by critics and his talent remained largely unrecognized.

This new volume reflects his extraordinary creativity and versatility, drawing on the collections published during his lifetime as well as posthumously. He wrote in many different forms – from his famous Odes to ballads such as La Belle Dames Sans Merci, and the epic Hyperion. Together, they celebrate a poet who wrote with unsurpassed incite and emotion about art and beauty, love and loss, suffering and nature.

The imaginative impact of Keats’s life—his “orphaned” childhood, his letters, his poetry, his friendships, his illness, his agonizing love affair—has continued unbroken for nearly two hundred years

New York Review of Books

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

He left behind him some of Britain’s best-loved poetry

Alison Flood - Guardian