Victorian Keats: Manliness, Sexuality and Desire

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Palgrave Macmillan, Sep 25, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
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This book explores the sexual implications of reading Keats. Keats was lambasted by critics throughout the nineteenth century for his sensuousness and his 'effeminacy'. The Victorians simultaneously identified with, imitated, and distrusted the 'unmanly' poet. Writers, among them Alfred Lord Tennyson, Matthew Arnold, Gerard Manley Hopkins, John Addington Symonds, Walter Pater, and Wilfred Owen came to terms with Keats's work by creating out of the 'effeminate' poet a sexual and literary ally.

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JAMES NAJARIAN is a Lecturer in Nineteenth-century British Literature at Boston College, Massachusetts, USA.