Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1982 - Literary Criticism - 493 pages
Here is the first reliable edition of Keats's complete poems designed expressly for general readers and students.
Upon its publication in 1978, Stillinger's The Poems of John Keats won exceptionally high praise: "The definitive Keats," proclaimed The New Republic--"An authoritative edition embodying the readings the poet himself most probably intended, prepared by the leading scholar in Keats textual studies."
Now this scholarship is at last available in a graceful, clear format designed to introduce students and general readers to the "real" Keats. In place of the textual apparatus that was essential to scholars, Stillinger here provides helpful explanatory notes. These notes give dates of composition, identify quotations and allusions, gloss names and words not included in the ordinary desk dictionary, and refer the reader to the best critical interpretations of the poems. The new introduction provides central facts about Keats's life and career, describes the themes of his best work, and speculates on the causes of his greatness.
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Review: The Complete PoemsUser Review - Andrea - Goodreads
Who'd be without a copy of Keat's work? Revel in the lush synaesthetic imagery. Agonise over which is your favourite poem ( impossible task ). Enjoy. Read full review
Review: The Complete PoemsUser Review - Mariana Ferreira - Goodreads
I guess Romantic poetry isn't really my thing, but I still loved some of these and bits of others. The tiniest, most simple poems were somehow my favorite ones... Read full review
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Had I a mans fair form then might my sighs
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