A Los Angeles Times Favorite Book and a Washington Post Best of 2008: “A book worthy of Keatsfull of feeling and drama and those fleeting moments we call genius.”Ted Genoways, Washington Post Book World
John Keats’s famous epitaph”Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water”helped cement his reputation as the archetype of the genius cut off before his time. In this close narrative study, Stanley Plumly meditates on the chances for poetic immortality, an idea that finds its purest expression in Keats. Incisive in its observations and beautifully written, Posthumous Keats is an ode to an unsuspecting young poeta man who, against the odds of his culture and critics, managed to achieve the unthinkable: the elevation of the lyric poem to sublime and tragic status.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Stanley Plumly (19392019) authored eleven books of poetry, including the National Book Award finalist Old Heart, and four books of nonfiction. His honors include the Paterson Poetry Prize and Truman Capote Award, and he was Maryland’s Poet Laureate from 2009 to 2018.