Essential Keats: Selected by Philip Levine

March 14, 2006|
Essential Keats: Selected by Philip Levine by John Keats
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From the introduction by Philip Levine:

Walter Jackson Bate, in his biography of Keats, has writers, critics, readers, have approached Keats during the last century, on one quality in his writing they have been completely united.

They have all been won by an economy and power of phrase excelled only by Shakespeare." This poet whose greatest ambition was to he "among the English poets" is not only preeminent among those of the past, but for well over a century he has continued to be the yardstick by which those who have written poetry in our language can measure their success. He remains a wellspring to which all of us might go to refresh our belief in the value of this art.

John Keats was one of those immensely gifted nineteenth century artists whose work became widely appreciated only after his death. Despite the critics of the day and the fact that death at the tender age of twenty-six prevented him from maturing further as a poet, Keats managed to create some of the greatest lyrical poems ever written.
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Title:Essential Keats: Selected by Philip Levine
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 7.12 X 4.5 X 0.48 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 7.12 X 4.5 X 0.48 in
Published:March 14, 2006
Publisher:HarperCollins US
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060887940

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