In this accessible and stimulating introduction to John Keats, the author shows him to be one of the most accomplished and influential stylists in English poetry. In his odes and his great narrative poetry, Keats achieved a dazzling, melodious, and intenseword-magic. Yet Keats' masterpieces do more than merely entertainthey continue to challenge us with profound ideas that were perceived as radical in his own day and maintain their relevance in ours."
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David Edwards is Head of English at The Harrodian School, Barnes. His doctoral thesis was on Keats, Mythology and the Politics of Sexuality.
Table of Contents
How to use this book 1 - Why read Keats today? 2 - How to approach Keats's work 3 - Biography and influences 4 - Social, political and economic background 5 - Major works 6 - Themes and theories 7 - Critical approaches: 1817-2001 8 - Where to next? Chronology of major works Glossary Further reading Index
Keats A Beginner's Guide by David Edwards
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