Keats's Poetry and Prose: Authoritative Texts, Criticism

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Jeffrey N. Cox
W.W. Norton, 2009 - Poetry - 673 pages
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This Norton Critical Edition seeks to return Keats--one of the most beloved poets of the English language--to his cultural moment by tracking his emergence as a public poet. For this reason, this volume presents the writings in the order of publication rather than composition. Readers can trace the poems through letters, reviews, and related material chronologically interleaved with the texts themselves. This edition offers extensive apparatus to help readers fully appreciate Keats's poetry and legacy, including an introduction, headnotes, explanatory annotations, and a wealth of contextual documents.

"Criticism" includes twelve important commentaries on Keats and his poetry, by Paul de Man, Marjorie Levinson, Grant F. Scott, Margaret Homans, Nicholas Roe, Stuart Sperry, Neil Fraistat, Jack Stillinger, James Chandler, Alan Bewell, and Jeffrey N. Cox.

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Keats's poetry and prose: authoritative texts, criticism

User Review  - Neal Wyatt - Book Verdict

It is hard to know what a viewer is going to want first, the letters Keats wrote to Brawne, or his poetry. This collection is notable for having 13 of the letters, but moreover for its arrangement by ... Read full review

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User Review  - Phoebe - Goodreads

Initially purchased to aid a university module I find myself going back to this time and time again. Contains a substantial amount of Keats's work and expresses development from his earlier poetry to his more mature canonical Odes. Overall, a very interesting and useful collection. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Jeffrey N. Cox is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Director of The Center for Humanities and the Arts at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is author of Poetry and Politics in the Cockney School: Shelley, Keats, Hunt, and Their Circle and In the Shadows of Romance: Romantic Tragic Drama in Germany, England, and France. His edited books include Romantic Drama: An Anthology (co-edited with Michael Garner); Slavery, Abolition, and Emancipation in the British Romantic Period, Volume 5: The Drama; New Historical Literary Study (co-edited with Larry Reynolds); and Seven Gothic Dramas, 1789-1825.

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