John Keats and the Culture of Dissent

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Clarendon Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 315 pages
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Keats and the Culture of Dissent sets out to recover the lively and unsettling voices of Keats's poetry, and seeks to trace the complex ways in which his poems responded to and addressed their contemporary world. It offers new research about Keats's early life opening valuable new perspectives on his poetry. Two chapters explore the dissenting culture of Enfield School, showing how the school exercised a strong influence on Keats's imaginative life and his political radicalism. Imagination and politics intertwine through succeeding chapters on Keats's friendship with Charles Cowden Clarke; his medical career; the `Cockney' milieu in which Keats's poems were written; and on the immediate controversial impact of his three collections of poetry. The author deftly reconstructs contexts and contemporary resonances for Keats's poems, retrieving the vigorous challenges of Keats's verbal art which outraged his early readers but which was lost to us as Keats entered the canon of English romantic poets.
  

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Contents

KEATS
27
HISTORY CLASSICS
51
KEATS AND CHARLES COWDEN CLARKE
88
THE POETRY
111
SONGS FROM THE WOODS
134
THE PHARMACOPOLITICAL POET
160
THE PHARMACY
182
POEMS ENDYMION
202
A Cockney Bantling
208
JOHN KEATSS
230
Correspondence Relating to the Cockney
268
BIBLIOGRAPHY
277
INDEX
293
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Nicholas Roe is at University of St Andrews.

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