Bright Star: Selected Poems
  • Bright Star: Selected Poems
  • Bright Star: Selected Poems
  • Bright Star: Selected Poems
ISBN: 0143117742
EAN13: 9780143117742
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 1, 2009
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 7.5" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Edited with an introduction by Miriam Chalk

This book gathers the most potent passages from the poetry of John Keats (1795-1821) together, including the famous 'Odes', the sonnets, the luxuriously sensuous 'Eve of St Agnes', the mysterious and atmospheric 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci', and extracts from 'Lamia', 'Endymion' and 'Hyperion'.

This edition has been updated with new poems, new illustrations and a revised text

John Keats is one of the few British poets who is truly ecstatic and wild. Keats is known for his ornate language, memorable phrases ('made sweet moan' in 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci'), Romantic indulgences, and a tendency to gush and exaggerate. Keats is one of a few poets who write in English in a shamanic manner.

John Keats reaches the pinnacle of British poetry, as W. Jackson Bate, typical among critics, says: 'the language of his greatest poetry has always held an attraction; for there we reach, if only for a brief while, a high plateau where in mastery of phrase he has few equals in English poetry, and only one obvious superior.'

Like Arthur Rimbaud, and like the poet he is most compared with, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats burnt fiercely and died young. He is a poet as martyr and hero, a Vincent van Read More chevron_right

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