John Keats and the Culture of Dissent

John Keats and the Culture of Dissent

by Nicholas Roe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198183968

ISBN-13: 9780198183969

Pub. Date: 03/13/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book overturns received ideas about Keats as a poet of "beauty" and "sensuousness," highlighting the little studied political perspectives of his works. Roe sets out to recover the vivacious, pugnacious voices of Keats's poetry, and traces the complex ways in which his poems responded to and addressed their contemporary world. The book also

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This book overturns received ideas about Keats as a poet of "beauty" and "sensuousness," highlighting the little studied political perspectives of his works. Roe sets out to recover the vivacious, pugnacious voices of Keats's poetry, and traces the complex ways in which his poems responded to and addressed their contemporary world. The book also offers new research about Keats's early life that opens valuable and often provocative new perspectives on his poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198183969
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/13/1997
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: John Keats in the Cockney School
1. A Cockney Classroom: Keats and the Culture of Dissent
2. Cosmopolitics: History, Classics, and Pretty Paganism
3. Keats and Charles Cowden Clarke
4. 'Soft humanity put on': The Poetry and Politics of Sociality 1798-1818
5. Songs from the Woods; or, Outlaw Lyrics
6. The Pharmacopolitical Poet
7. 'Apollo's touch': The Pharmacy of Imagination
8. Lisping Sedition: Poems, Endymion, and the Poetics of Dissent
Epilogue: John Keats's Commonwealth: The 1820 Collection and 'To Autumn'
Appendix: Correspondence Relating to the 'Cockney School' Essays
Bibliography
Index

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