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Keats's Boyish Imagination
     

Keats's Boyish Imagination

by Richard Marggraf Turley
 

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For many readers, John Keats's achievement is to have attainted a supreme poetic maturity at so young an age. Canonical poems of resignation and acceptance such as 'To Autumn' are traditionally seen as examples par excellence of this maturity. In this highly innovative study, however, Marggraf Turley examines how, for Keats, an insistence on 'boyishness' in

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For many readers, John Keats's achievement is to have attainted a supreme poetic maturity at so young an age. Canonical poems of resignation and acceptance such as 'To Autumn' are traditionally seen as examples par excellence of this maturity. In this highly innovative study, however, Marggraf Turley examines how, for Keats, an insistence on 'boyishness' in the midst of apparent mature imagery is the very essence of his political contestation of the literary establishment.

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'Keat's Boyish Imagination is a worthy successor to an important if edgy tradition of Keats criticism ...' - BARS Bulletin & Review, Issue No. 26

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ISBN-13:
9781134441037
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/06/2012
Series:
Routledge Studies in Romanticism
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
407 KB

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