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The Resource Keats : a brief life in nine poems and one epitaph, Lucasta Miller

Keats : a brief life in nine poems and one epitaph, Lucasta Miller

Label
Keats : a brief life in nine poems and one epitaph
Title
Keats
Title remainder
a brief life in nine poems and one epitaph
Statement of responsibility
Lucasta Miller
Title variation
A brief life in 9 poems and 1 epitaph
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The epitaph John Keats composed for his own gravestone - 'Here lies one whose name was writ in water' - seemingly damned him to oblivion. When he died at the age of twenty-five, having taken a battering from the conservative press, few critics imagined he would be considered one of the great English poets two hundred years later, though he himself had an inkling. In this brief life, Lucasta Miller takes Keats's best-known poems - the ones you are most likely to have read - and excavates their backstories. In doing so, she resurrects the real Keats: a lower-middle-class outsider from a tragic and dysfunctional family, whose extraordinary energy and love of language allowed him to pummel his way into the heart of English literature; a freethinker and a liberal at a time of repression; a human being who delighted in the sensation of the moment; but a complex individual, not the ethereal figure of his posthumous myth. Combining close-up readings of his writings with the story of his brief but teeming existence, Lucasta Miller shows us how Keats made his poetry, and explains why it retains its vertiginous originality and continues to speak to us across the generations."
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--Amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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Miller, Lucasta
Dewey number
  • 821/.7
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4837
LC item number
.M55 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Keats, John
  • Keats, John
  • Keats, John
  • English poetry
  • Poésie anglaise
  • Poètes anglais
  • English poetry
  • Poets, English
  • Poets, English
Label
Keats : a brief life in nine poems and one epitaph, Lucasta Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Body and soul -- On first looking into Chapman's Homer -- "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever" (from Endymion) -- Isabella; or, the pot of basil -- The eve of St. Agnes -- La belle dame sans merci : a ballad -- Ode to a nightingale -- Ode on a Grecian urn -- To autumn -- Bright star! -- Epitaph: Here lies one whose name was writ in water
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
353 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525655831
Lccn
2021020620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)on1259587195
Label
Keats : a brief life in nine poems and one epitaph, Lucasta Miller
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Body and soul -- On first looking into Chapman's Homer -- "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever" (from Endymion) -- Isabella; or, the pot of basil -- The eve of St. Agnes -- La belle dame sans merci : a ballad -- Ode to a nightingale -- Ode on a Grecian urn -- To autumn -- Bright star! -- Epitaph: Here lies one whose name was writ in water
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
353 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525655831
Lccn
2021020620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)on1259587195

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